43rd Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC-43)

Online 27 - 30 June (all); 6th and 8th July (JSC/WCRP Secretariat only)

All times in the below agenda are quoted in Central European Summer Time (CEST). Please see e.g. https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html for the respective times in your area.

DRAFT 

JSC-43 Agenda (PDF, 27 June 2022) 

Day 1: 27 June 2022, 15:00–18:00 CEST
DAY 1
Time
Session Overview
15:00-18h00
Chairs: D. Stammer and H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: N. Van Der Wel; Chat Moderator: N. Caltabiano
 
1. JSC Opening Session [40 mins]
  • Opening and Goal of JSC-43 from JSC Chair and Vice-Chair [15 mins] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh)
  • Welcome from Co-sponsors [3 mins each] J Luterbacher on behalf of E. Manaenkova (WMO), M. Denis (ISC), V. Ryabinin (IOC, by pre-recorded video)
  • Welcome on behalf of WCRP Secretariat [5 mins] ( M. Sparrow)
  • Approval of Agenda [5 mins] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh)
  • Guidelines for running JSC-43 via videoconference [6 mins] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh)

2. Strategic initiatives and Issues: Update and Discussion [140 mins]

2.1 New and emerging science issues [15 mins] (D. Stammer and H. Cleugh)

2.2 New science - Task Team Updates [3 x 15 mins; 10 mins presentation and 5 mins discussion]

  • Climate Intervention (J. Hurrell and M. Ivanova)
  • Global Precipitation Experiment (GPEX) (X. Zeng)
  • Cycles and Budgets (J. Polcher)

2.3 GCOS/WCRP collaborations [15 min presentation and 10 min discussion] (H. Dolman)

2.4 Future of Climate Modelling Workshop [10 +10 mins] (V. Naik/ P. Forster)

2.5 Engagement with the IPCC climate science assessment processes [15+10 mins] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh, V. Masson-Delmotte/A. Pirani)

  • IPCC WG1 – WCRP Collaborations (V. Masson-Delmotte/Panmao Zhai/ A. Pirani)
  • Update on planned WCRP-IPCC Workshop (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh, R. Sánchez Rodríguez)
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat [30+ mins]
Day 2: 28 June 2022, 06:00–09:00 CEST
DAY 2
Time
Session Overview
06:00–09:00
Chairs: D. Stammer and H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: H. Palanisamy; Chat Moderator: N. Van Der Wel

Days two and three are focussed on our Core Projects, Lighthouse Activities and other activities that the JSC and others should be aware of (https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wcrp-ip-structure)

3. WCRP Activity Updates and Discussion [180 + 180 mins]

3.1 Presentations and Discussion of WCRP core activities (Part 1)

  • Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts [10 mins presentation + 10 mins discussion] (D. Behar)
  • Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Core Project [10+10] (E. Hanna)
  • Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Core Project [10+10] (J. Polcher and X. Zeng)

[10 min break]

  • WCRP Academy Lighthouse Activity [10+10] (A. Maharaj)
  • Digital Earths Lighthouse Activity [10+10] (C. Jakob)
  • Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity [10+10] (G. Hegerl)

3.2 Climate Research Forums [10+10] (H. Cleugh)

Discussion [30 mins]

  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat [30+ mins]
Day 3: 29 June 2022, 12:00–15:30 CEST
DAY 3
Time
Session Overview
12:00–15:00
Chairs: D. Stammer and H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: N. Caltabiano ; Chat ModeratorH. Palanisamy

3.3. Presentations and discussion of WCRP core activities (Part 2)

  • My Climate Risk Lighthouse Activity [10 mins presentation plus 10 mins discussion] (T. Shepherd and R. Rodrigues)
  • Stratosphere-troposphere Processes and their Role in Climate (SPARC) Core Project [10+10] (Seok-Woo Son)
  • Regional Information for Society (RIfS) Core Project (including CORDEX and Global Extremes Platform) [20+10] (B. Hewitson, S. Solman, and S. Pryor)

[10 min break]

  • Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability and Change (CLIVAR) Core Project [10+10] (S. Legg)
  • Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity [10+10] (K. Findell and R. Sutton)
  • Earth System Modelling and Observation (ESMO) Core Project [10+10] (S. Tegtmeier or C. Senior)
    • Coupled Modelling Intercomparison Project (CMIP) [10+10] (J-F. Lamarque)

Discussion [20 mins]

  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat [30+ mins]
Day 4: 30 June 2022, 21:00–midnight CEST
DAY 4
Time
Session Overview
21:00-24h00
Chairs: D. Stammer and H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: N. Van Der Wel; Chat Moderator: M. Sparrow

4. Connections, Partnerships and Collaboration [95 mins]

4.1 Discussion: Ensuring Connections between Core Projects and Lighthouse Activities [20 mins] (P. Braconnot and J. Christensen)

4.2 Partnerships and collaboration (J. Hurrell and P. Braconnot) [75 mins]

Brief updates from partners including

  • World Weather Research Programme (C. Davis, E. De Coning) [10+5]
  • Global Atmosphere Watch (G. Carmichael, O. Tarasova) [10+5]
  • Future Earth (speaker TBC) [10 + 5 mins]
  • General short interventions from other partners [30 mins]

5. WCRP Open Science Conference [25 mins]
(D. Stammer, H. Cleugh, V. Detemmerman, N. Caltabiano)
https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wcrp-osc23

Including

  • Updates and discussion on programme, plenaries and sessions
  • Comms, branding and marketing
  • North-South Engagement and involvement of Early Career Scientists
  • Fund raising and finances

6. WCRP Science and Implementation Plan [30 mins]
(D. Stammer and H. Cleugh)

Including

  • Introduction and progress with regards to the WCRP Science and Implementation Plan
  • Engagement of WCRP activities and partners
  • The way forward, including timeline

7. WCRP Secretariat and Finance [30 mins]

  • Secretariat Report [5 mins] (M. Sparrow)
  • Summary of Budgets and Finance [10 mins] (M. Sparrow)
    M. Sparrow will briefly summarise the 2021/22 expenditure, and 2023 budget
  • Discussion on future use of funds [15 mins] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh, M. Sparrow)
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat [30+ mins]
  END OF OPEN SESSION

 

6 & 8 July 2022, JSC-only Sessions (JSC Members and WCRP Secretariat only)
DAY5 & DAY 6
6 July
20:00-22h30

Chairs: D. Stammer and H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: N. Van Der Wel; Chat Moderator: N. Caltabiano

  1. Internal JSC only (no secretariat) [up to 60 mins] (D. Stammer)
  2. JSC future membership [60 mins] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh)
  3. Review of previous Actions & future JSC meetings [15 mins] (M. Sparrow, D. Stammer)
  4. Budget 2023 approval and review of 2022/21 finances [15 mins] (M. Sparrow, D. Stammer)
  5. Approval of RIfS and ESMO Science Plans [introduction - to continue as needed] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh)
8 July
06:00-08h30

Chairs: D. Stammer and H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: N. Caltabiano; Chat ModeratorH. Palanisamy

  1. Future strategies for WCRP resources and expenditures [30 mins] (D. Stammer, H. Cleugh)
  2. IPOs and other support units [15 mins] (D. Stammer and H. Cleugh)
  3. Discussion item: Lighthouse Activity and Core Project interactions [15 mins] (D. Stammer and H. Cleugh)
  4. Approval of membership guidelines [15 mins] (H. Cleugh)
  5. Core Activity membership [60 mins] (M. Sparrow & WCRP secretariat)
  6. AOB  [as needed] (D. Stammer and H. Cleugh)
    - Africa and other “alliances”
    - Recommendations from Climate Research Forums
    - Any other business