Narelle van der Wel is a Science and Communications Officer at the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), located at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Narelle works in a range of areas including strategic planning and implementation, communication and outreach, and science coordination and support. Narelle is responsible for overseeing and supporting WCRP’s Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Core Project and three of WCRP’s Lighthouse Activities, My Climate Risk, Safe Landing Climates, and the WCRP Academy. Following up from her work on the WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028, she is currently supporting the development of the WCRP Science and Implementation Plan. She is also responsible for WCRP communication materials, including the WCRP website.
Narelle completed a Ph.D. in Polar Studies (Glaciology) at Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (UK), focusing on the numerical modeling of ice streams in Antarctica. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Scott Polar Research Institute, modeling the flow of Greenland glaciers. In September 2018 she also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Change Management at the University of Edinburgh.
Risk KAN Steering Committee - ex-officio member for WCRP