The WCRP Plan and Activities for Education and Professional Development

To accomplish its mission, WCRP needs to broaden the engagement of the international climate science community and entrain as many scientists as possible into its activities.

WCRP recognizes that its success depends on engaging the next generation of scientists as well as increasing the scientific capacity in developing countries.

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Past Projects

Travel Support for young scientists to attend the 2nd pan-GEWEX meeting, 23-27 August 2010, Seattle USA

The U.S. National Science Foundation has sponsored a limited number of awards to support participation in the 2nd pan-GEWEX meeting by young scientists (PhD. graduate students, post-doctoral research associates or Assistant Professors in the first three years of their faculty appointement).

The GEWEX IPO hosted a box lunch for students and early career scientists to meet with some of the more senior participats... more

IAI Training Institute on the Use of Seasonal Climate Predictions for Applications in Latin America, 2-13 August 2010, Buenos Aires.

The Training Institute was hosted by the School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires (FCEN/UBA) in Argentina, in collaboration with the IAI and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). The Training Institute is funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Co-sponsors are the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) and UNESCO┬┤s International Hydrological Programme (PHI).

The Overall Objective of this training institute is to increase local and regional capacity on the use of seasonal prediction tailored to user needs in different socioeconomic sectors (agriculture, health, water resources, disaster risk reduction, etc) of Latin America. The course consists of two weeks of lectures, seminars, discussions and practical exercises.... more.







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