42nd Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC-42)

June 28 to July 2, 2021, Online

All times in the below agenda are quoted in Geneva/Paris time.
Please see e.g. https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html for the correct times in your area.

Agenda .pdf (as of 11 June, 2021)

Day 1: 28 June 2021, 15:00–18:00 CET (Geneva/Paris time)
DAY 1
Time
Session Overview
15:00-15h35
Session 1:  JSC Opening Session (35mn)
Chair: D. Stammer - Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel; Chat ModeratorA. Caltabiano
  • Opening and welcome from JSC Chair and Vice-Chair -  D. Stammer, H. Cleugh (5 mins)
  • Welcome and introduction of new WCRP Secretariat - M. Sparrow (5 mins)
  • Welcome from Co-sponsors - E. Manaenkova (WMO), H. Hackmann (ISC), V. Ryabinin (IOC) (3 mins each)
  • Goal of JSC-42 and approval of agenda -  D. Stammer, H. Cleugh (10 mins)
  • Guidelines for a smooth running of the JSC via videoconference - D. Stammer, H. Cleugh (5 mins)
15h35-15h50
Session 2: WCRP Implementation and the Way Forward (15mn)
 Chairs: H. Cleugh & D. Stammer - Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel; Chat ModeratorA. Caltabiano
  • The way forward  - D. Stammer, H. Cleugh (10 mins)
  • Preliminary Input from the Regional Climate Forums - H. Cleugh (5 mins)
 15:50–18h00 Session 3: Discussion and Plans for the Lighthouse Activities and new Core Projects (120 mins)
Chair: J.H Christensen - Rapporteur: A. Caltabiano; Chat ModeratorN. Van der Wel
  • Safe Landing Climates - G. Hegerl (30 mins)
  • Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change - R. Sutton / K. Findell (30 mins)

(10 minute break)

  • My Climate Risk - R. Rodrigues (30 mins)
  • Digital Earths - P. Bauer (30 mins)
Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 + mins)
Day 2: 29 June 2021, 08:00–11:00 CET (Geneva/Paris time)
DAY 2
Time
Session Overview
08:00–10:00
Session 3: Discussion and Plans for the Lighthouse Activities and new Core Projects (cont.) (120 mins)
Chairs: P. Braconnot (TBC); Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel; Chat Moderator: A. Caltabiano
  • WCRP Academy - A. Charlton-Perez (30 mins)
  • Core Project on Earth System Modelling and Observations (40 mins)
    (Includes reporting on CMIP, WGNE etc.) - C. Senior

10 min break

  • Core Project on Regional Climate Information for Society - B. Hewitson (40 mins)
    (Includes reporting on CORDEX) - D. Jacob
10:00–11:15
Session 4: Discussion and Plans for the current Core Projects and Grand Challenges (75mn)
Chairs: T. Peters (TBC) Rapporteur: A. Caltabiano; Chat ModeratorN. Van der Wel
  • CliC & GC Melting Ice- J. Renwick / T. Naish (45mins)
  • SPARC - Seok-Woo / N. Harris (30mins)
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 + mins)
Day 3: 30 June 2021, 12:00–15:00 CET (Geneva/Paris time)
DAY 3
Time
Session Overview
12:00–15:00
Session 4: Discussion and Plans for the current Core Projects and Grand Challenges (cont.) (165 mins)
Chairs: H. Cleugh;  Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel Chat Moderator: A. Caltabiano
  • CLIVAR - S. Legg (30 mins)
  • GEWEX - J. Polcher (30 mins)

10 min break

  • GC Clouds - S. Bony / B. Stevens (15 mins)
  • GC NTCP - A.Scaife  (15 mins)
  • GC Extremes - G. Hegerl (15 mins)
  • GC Water - J. Polcher (15 mins)
  • GC Carbon - P. Friedlingstein (TBC) (15 mins)
  • GC Sea Level - R. van de Wal/R. Nicholls/K. McInnes or D. Behar (TBC) (15 mins)
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 + mins)

 

Day 4: 1st July 2021, 21:00–24:00 CET (Geneva/Paris time)
DAY 4
Time
Session Overview
21:00-24h00
Session 5: Implementing the Strategy: Science gaps, Governance, Communications, Engagement and Budgetary Support (180 mn)
Chair: D. Stammer; Rapporteur: A. Caltabiano; Chat Moderator: N. Van der Wel
  1. Introduction (15 mins)
  2. Parallel breakout discussion groups (focussed on WCRP) (60 mins; 15 min break; 60 mins)
    1. Coordination and Communication. Chair: H. Cleugh & J. Hurrell; Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel)
    2. Science Gaps (Chair: D. Stammer; Rapporteur: M. Sparrow)
    3. Engagement (with ECRs, with regions, with partners). Include Regional Forums, address inclusion and diversity needs (Chair: P. Braconnot (TBC); Rapporteur: W. Cao)
    4. Strategic investments (i.e. what are the priority areas and activities that require investment) Chair: J.Christensen; Rapporteur: A. Caltabiano)
  3. Plenary discussion (30 mins)
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 + mins)

 

Day 5: 2 July 2021, 15:00–18:30 CET (Geneva/Paris time)
DAY 5
Time
Session Overview
15:00-16h30
Session 6: Science Partnerships, WCRP impact, and Resources
Chair: D. Stammer; Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel; Chat Moderator: A. Caltabiano

Introduction (10 mins)

Three parallel 50 Minute Break out sessions on the "external"facing topics covered during the previous day (under development):

  • A: Science Partnerships (Future Earth, GCOS, WMO-RB, UN Decade, Space. etc.) (Chair: M. Visbeck; Rapporteur: M. Sparrow
  • B: Impact of WCRP science (IPCC, COP, Sustainable Goals) (Chair: D. Stammer; Rapporteur: A. Caltabiano)
  • C: Resources (National funding, World Bank, office support, meeting support, foundations) (Chair: H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: N. Van der Wel)

Brief summaries from breakout sessions (20 mins)

(10 min break)

 16:30-18h30
Session 7: Way Forward and Next Steps
Chair: H. Cleugh; Rapporteur: A. Caltabiano; Chat Moderator: N. Van der Wel
  • Enhancing WCRP’s collaboration with our co-sponsors and allied programmes and activities - D. Stammer / H. Cleugh (15 mins)
  • Preparation for COP 26 and UNFCCC- D. Stammer, M. Sparrow (10 mins)
  • WCRP Secretariat report on activities, connections to other support units, expenditure (10 mins)
  • Regional Consultations / Climate Research Forums - H. Cleugh (10 mins)
  • Forthcoming events, meetings and conferences (e.g. the WCRP Open Science Conference) - D. Stammer/H. Cleugh/M. Sparrow (10 mins)
  • Update on WCRP Carbon footprint - P. Friedlingstein (10 mins)
  • New and emerging science issues - H. Cleugh / D. Stammer (15 mins)
  • Adjustments to finances and governance - D. Stammer / H. Cleugh / M. Sparrow (15 mins)
  • Communication across WCRP - N. Van de Wel / H. Cleugh (10 mins)
  • Implementation plan writing - D. Stammer / H. Cleugh (15 mins)
  • Wrap-up and close of the open session of JSC-42 - D. Stammer / H. Cleugh 
  Debrief for JSC Chair, Vice-Chair, Officers and Head WCRP Secretariat (30 + mins)

 

Day 6: 8 July 2021, 21:00–Midnight CET (Geneva/Paris time)

NOTE: Day 6 is for JSC Members and the WCRP Secretariat only