Head, World Climate Research Division, WMO & Head of the WCRP Secretariat
Mike is Head of WMO's Climate Research Division and is responsible for managing the activities and staff of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Mike leads WMO's input to relevant fora, including the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, and is the contact point for several Arctic Council Working Groups as well as attending COP and UNFCCC meetings for WCRP. Mike is also a member of several high-level groups such as ESA's Climate Science Advisory Body, the 10 New Insights in Climate Science Oversight Board, and the Advisory Committee of the Association of Early Career Scientists (APECS).
Previously Mike was Executive Director of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). During this time Mike's role was to guide and implement SCAR's vision and objectives, develop and implement SCAR activities, assist in raising external funds, oversee SCAR's communications, represent SCAR at international meetings and manage the SCAR Secretariat.
Mike is a Southern Ocean oceanographer, with a PhD in Oceanography, a Masters degree in Atmospheric Sciences, and a Bachelors in Physics. In his 'spare' time Mike likes to train for triathlons, surf, and do obstacle course racing, whilst trying to keep up with his teenage sons.

Specialties: Strategic Science Coordination, Science to Policy, Polar Science, Oceanography, Meteorology, Climate Change, Conservation Issues, Management

Twitter: @DrMikeSparrow
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmikesparrow/

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