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Reports from the GEWEX Conference and Meetings July 2014 in The Hague 25.11.2014

GEWEX Conference

The 7th International GEWEX Conference held in The Hague, The Netherlands, in July 2014, attracted over 560 scientists, managers and students worldwide. The theme of the conference and the related topics dealt in the programme set the scene for extensive discussions on the science and implementation plans of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Water Availability. After the conference the Pan-GEWEX and Pan-CLIVAR meetings took place in the same venue thus stimulating joint sessions and cross interactions... read more

Director WCRP Visit the State Oceanic Administration of China 11.11.2014

 NEWS2Dr. David Carlson, Director of WCRP and Valery Detemmerman, Executive Director of International CLIVAR Global Project Office, visited the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of China and met with Dr. Zhang Haiwen, Director General of International Cooperation Department, SOA... read more

International CLIVAR Global Project Office Established in Qingdao, China 06.11.2014

NEWS1International CLIVAR Global Project Office (ICGPO) has been officially operating at the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State Oceanic Administration (SOA), in Qingdao, China, since September 1st, 2014. With the generous support of SOA, China, four officers are on location at the ICGPO.... read more

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Science Highlights

The Climatedogs: Alias the Drivers that Influence the Australian Climate 25.11.2014


The Australian Department of Environment and Industry produced several animations for informing farms and food managers on the global climate processes that influence the local wet and dry seasons variability. These animations won the international prize for raising public awareness and trust in science... watch the short movies

African Climate Predictions Reliability Study 25.11.2014

A recent study published in Environmental Research Letters investigates the reliability of seasonal to multi-decadal climate simulations of the wet seasons of several key African regions. The group of researchers affiliated at the Met Office Hadley Centre found that reliability varies across regions and seasons and that simulations of precipitations are universally less reliable than simulations of temperature... read the article

Call for Nominations to 2014 WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 26.09.2014

In recognition of the essential role model development plays to weather and climate science, the WCRP and WWRP are establishing the “WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development”. The deadline for nominations is 15 November 2014... read more

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