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CORDEX Plans Next Steps for Regional Clmate Modelling  26.03.2015

CORDEX SAT 150226 2The CORDEX Scientific Advisory Team met in February 2015 to plan future activities that will strengthen regional climate modelling across the globe. Today, CORDEX has produced regional climate scenarios that cover most of the world's land regions... read more


WCRP/FP7 EMBRACE Workshop: Call for Abstracts  20.03.2015

The workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6, jointly organized by the WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling and the European Commission FP7 project EMBRACE, will take place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) during 20-23 October 2015. Those interested in submitting an abstract are invited to visit the workshop webpage. Deadline for abstracts submission is 31st March 2015

CliC Annual Report Now Published  09.03.2015

ARCliCCliC is pleased to release its 2014 Annual Report which summarizes the amazing number of activities that the Project sponsored, and in many cases, initiated over the past few years. The publication lists the achievements as well as the CliC plans for the coming years.... read more

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Science Highlights

The Climate in Africa in 2013: New WMO Report  05.02.2015

wmo 1147The World Meteorological Organization has issued a report on the Climate in Africa 2013, the first of an annual series of peer-reviewed statements on the continent climate conditions. The report examines temperatures, rainfall and extreme events on the African region which is especially vulnerable to natural climate variability and long-term climate change... read more 

IPCC AR5: Lessons Learnt for Climate Change Research - Final Report Available  02.02.2015

WS WCRP-IPCC Group PictureThe WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) working closely with WG 1 of the IPCC, organized a meeting on Lessons Learnt from the recently published IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The meeting took place in September 2014, in Bern, Switzerland, hosted by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) and with substantial support from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment read more... The final report is now availabe, click here to download

GEWEX and ESA Conference on Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 20.01.2015

This topical conference jointly organized by ESA and GEWEX will take place on 20-23 October 2015 in Frascati, Italy. The main objectives are to review the latest contributions in water cycle science, to assess the uncertainties and consistency of observations, to identify current gaps in our knowledge and observations, and to consolidate a scientific roadmap for future priorities. Deadline for abstracts submission is 30th April 2015... read more

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