Extraordinary Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC-41B)

November 30 to December 3, 2020, Online

Agenda (PDF) (as of November 23, 2020)

Day 1: 30 November 2020, 15:00–18:00 CET (Geneva time)

Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel; Chat ModeratorM. Rixen

DAY 1
Time
Session Overview
15:00-15h25
Session 1:  Welcome (including comments from co-sponsors if they wish), Goals and Agenda (25mn)
D. Stammer, H. Cleugh, M. Sparrow
15h25-16h30
Session 2: WCRP Implementation Plan and Future Structure: Update on progress to date
Chair: H. Cleugh

i) Draft structure and elements - D. Stammer, H. Cleugh (15 mn)
ii) Engagement with, and feedback from, partners (e.g. FE) and funders (USGCRP, EC, …) - D. Stammer, H. Cleugh, M. Sparrow ( 20 mn)
iii) Discussion (35 mn)

 16h30 Break of 10 minutes
 16:40–18h00 Session 3: Core Projects review: progress report and discussions
Chairs: P. Braconnot (CLIVAR) & L. Alexander (GEWEX)
  • CLIVAR - S. Legg (20 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
  • GEWEX - G. Stephens or J. Polcher (20 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion) 
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 mins)
  30 min coffee/wine and catchup social for those who wish to
Day 2: 01 December 2020, 08:00–11:00 CET (Geneva time)

Rapporteur: M. Sparrow; Chat ModeratorM. Rixen

DAY 2
Time
Session Overview
08:00–09:20
Session 4: Core Project review cont.: progress report and discussions
Chairs: T. Ambrizzi (SPARC) & I. Shkolnik (CliC)
  • SPARC - S.-W. Son (20 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
  • CliC - J. Renwick, F. Straneo or J. Box (20 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
 09:20 Break of 10 minutes
   
09:30–11:00
Session 5: New “Home” discussions: progress report and discussions
Chairs: D. Stammer & H. Cleugh
  • “Earth System Modelling and Observational Capabilities” - F. Doblas-Reyes (20 mn presentation + 25 mn discussion)
  • “Regional Climate Information for Societies” - D. Jacob (20 mn presentation + 25 mn discussion)
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 mins)
  30 min coffee/wine and catchup social for those who wish to
Day 3: 02 December 2020, 12:00–15:00 CET (Geneva time)

Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel; Chat ModeratorM. Sparrow

DAY 3
Time
Session Overview
12:00–15:00
Session 6: Lighthouse Activity Science Plans : progress and discussions
Chairs: D. Stammer & H. Cleugh
  • Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change - R. Sutton (15 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
  • My Climate Risk - R. Rodrigues (15 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)

(Break: 5 minutes)

  • Safe Landing Climates - S. Sherwood (15 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
  • Digital Earths - P. Bauer (15 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
  • WCRP Academy - A. Charlton-Perez (15 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 mins)
 
30 min coffee/wine and catchup social for those who wish to

 

Day 4: 03 December 2020, 21:00–24:00 CET (Geneva time)

Rapporteur: M. Rixen; Chat Moderator:  N. Van der Wel

DAY 4
Time
Session Overview
21:00-21h15
Session 7: Summary of Regional consultations – status and feedback -  H. Cleugh & D. Stammer (15 mn)
21:15-21h45
Session 8: Other Elements of the new Structure (short term projects, assessments etc.)
Chair: J. Hurrell

Introduction - H. Cleugh (5 mn)
  • Open (moderated) discussion on other elements required in the WCRP new structure (25 mn discussion)
21h45-22h15 Session 9: Way forward and next steps, including drafting of Implementation Plan - D. Stammer, H. Cleugh & M. Sparrow
(10 mn presentation + 20 mn discussion)
  Break of 5 minutes
22h20-23h50 Session 10: Any other business

a) WCRP Conference: progress and discussion - H. Cleugh, D. Stammer (15 mn)
b) The future of way of working, including short update report on WCRP Carbon Footprint WG - D. Stammer & P. Friedlingstein (15 mn)
c) The WMO Research Board - J. Luterbacher (10mn)
d) Update on WCRP Secretariat - M. Sparrow (10 mn)
d) Existing and planned International Project Offices - D. Stammer & H. Cleugh (10 mn)
e) WCRP Budget update; USGCRP and other country proposals etc. …-  M. Sparrow, D. Stammer & H. Cleugh (15 mn)
f) Comments from co-sponsors and partners (15 mn)

General discussion: 15 mn

  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 mins)
  30 min coffee/wine and catchup social for those who wish to

 

NOTEJSC Only sessionisarranged for 9pm-midnight Geneva/Paris time on the 9th December