Students and Early Career Scientists Programme


ASP WORKSHOP: The Early Career Scientist Assembly (ECSA) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites early career scientists (post-graduates and researchers who received their Ph.D. in 2005 or later) to attend a 3-day workshop in connection with the WRCP Open Science Conference in October 2011.... read more


arrow Tuesday 25th October from 7h30AM - Breakfast for all Registered Students
The NCAR Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD) is offering a breakfast to all the registered students attending the Conference.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to meet senior NCAR scientists and leaders in climate research. 
Venue: Hotel Sheraton - Governor's Square 14 & 15
Time: 7:30AM to 8:30AM


arrow Wednesday 26th October from 12h00: Lunch for all Registered Early Career Scientists and Panel Discussion
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is inviting all the Early Career Scientists to a luncheon session on Communicating Science to the public and media. A Panel Discussion will be followed by Q&A. Lunch will be provided... read more
Venue: Plaza Ballroom C
Time: 12:00 to 13:30

Panel members:

- David Griggs, Monash University, Australia
- Patrick Luganda, Chair Network Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa (NECJOGHA)
- Andrew Freedman, Climate Central
- Alexandra Witze, Science News


arrowCompetition for Best Poster and Presentation: All early career scientists and students attending the WCRP Open Science Conference presenting posters and/or oral papers are eligible to be recognized for outstanding presentations awards.  Awards will be presented to the best posters and best oral presentations throughout the Conference.

A distinguished review committee will review and identify outstanding posters and oral presentations each day given by students and early career scientists. The presentations of the highest quality posters and papers will be recognized with a WCRP certificate plus a one-year membership in the American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Meteorological Society (AMS), the European Geophysical Union (EGU), or complimentary registration for attending the annual meetings of one of these professional societies.  These prizes are provided generously to WCRP by the AGU, AMS and EGU.

The top five and best scientific contributions for the entire conference by early career scientists and students will be recognized with a WCRP certificate as well as an Apple iPAD at the end of the conference.  The iPADs are contributed by the WCRP and its sponsors: World Meteorological Organization, International Council for Science, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and some corporate sponsors including Science and Technology Corporation.

Contest general guidelines:

- The presenter should be the first/principal author of poster and paper presented and be registered as a student or early career scientist (if in doubt, check your registration)

- Each presenter will only be considered once in the entire week’s contest.

- Student presenters must be in a degree program at the time of poster submission.

- The participants must attend personally the WCRP open science conference and present the paper/poster.

- The poster must be formatted according to the GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY THE  CONFERENCE and must have been uploaded through the online system by the established submission deadline.

- The presentation by the Early Career Scientists must be original and based on recent research results that are either published or submitted for publication and soon will be published in the open and peer reviewed literature.

- The candidates will be considered in one category (poster or oral presentation) of competition during the conference.

Click here to see the complete list of awardees