Scientific guidance for WCRP is provided by the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), which meets annually and consists of scientists selected by mutual agreement between the three sponsoring organizations (the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO) and representing climate-related disciplines in atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological and cryospheric sciences. An agreement among our three sponsors defines WCRP's objectives and the JSC's Terms of Reference.
A joint CCL-WCRP Statement was agreed between the WMO Commission for Climatology and WCRP on working together towards strengthened Research and Operations Linkages for Enhancing Climate Services in Heidelberg, Germany, 2 July 2014.