The deadline to submit  proposals to host the International Project Office (IPO) of the Regional Information for Society (RIfS) Core Project was 31 March 2022. This call is now closed.

The RifS Core Project represents an exciting new dimension to WCRP activities that leverages existing activities from the other core projects and Lighthouse Activities, expands their scope of influence and coordinates new research required to provide actionable climate information at the regional scale. The focus of RifS is to grow the foundations for effective links between climate research and the information needs of society, and will adaptively respond over time to those changing needs. A key scientific pillar in this new core project is the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) which will continue to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling.

Benefits to the Host Institution

The Host Institution will significantly benefit from hosting the RIfS IPO by having a close interaction with this critical domain of research in support of climate information for society. In addition, the host institution will have the benefit of:

  • enhancing their international profile through clear identification with the WCRP international community,
  • association and participation with a range of international meetings, workshops, and regional activities,
  • collaboration with other networks including those of early career scientists.

Further, development of an active scientific partnership between RIfS and scientists at the Host Institution is encouraged, with the aim of increased international exposure and additional scientific publications.

The RIfS IPO’s role will be to support this work on all related levels in close cooperation with the RifS co-chairs and Scientific Steering Group, the WCRP leadership and the WCRP Secretariat in Geneva.

All communication, material and enquiries regarding this calls shall be directed in English to Nico Caltabiano (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in the WCRP Secretariat.