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WCRP Climate Research Forum - Europe and Western Asia

Workshop on Extremes in Climate Prediction Ensembles (ExCPEns)

The purpose of the  WCRP Workshop on Extremes in Climate Prediction Ensembles (ExCPEns), which will be held from 25 to 27 october 2021 and followed by an ECS training and discussion forum (27-28 October 2021), is to provide a focal point for current research aimed at exploiting subseasonal, seasonal, annual to decadal and longer-term prediction ensembles to improve the prediction and understanding of extreme weather and climate events.

  • To submit an abstract and to apply for the ECS training and
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We have launched a competition to improve, through Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning techniques, the current precipitation and temperature forecasts for 3 to 6 weeks into the future from the best computational fluid dynamic models available today. Teams can win several prizes, up to 15K. To find out more and get involved, click the heading above.

Note: Town halls on 2 June and 10 June 2021!

S2S Competition 2021

Storying climes of the himalaya, Andes and Arctic

Call for papers

Consisting of 4-5 thematic sessions, the workshop, organized in partnership with My Climate Risk Lighthouse Activity, will be held online from 9 to 15 October 2021. It is a combination of thematic keynote talks, individual presentations of original research papers, and peer discussions. At the conclusion of the workshop, the designated publishing editors will work closely with participants to revise their papers for publication as a journal special issue or an edited book.

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European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications

The European Space Agency has been selected by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) as the host for a new International Project Office, dedicated to supporting the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). Set to open in September 2021, the new CMIP International Project Office will be based at the agency’s European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications in the UK.

Initiated by WCRP in 1995 and currently in its sixth phase, CMIP brings over 30 climate modelling centres from

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WCRP Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts Conference

Building on the success of the Sea Level 2017 Meeting in New York, the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Grand Challenge on “Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts” will hold the Sea Level 2022 meeting on 11-15 July, 2022 in Singapore.

The conference will provide an opportunity to share the present status of climate-related sea-level research, and will have a strong focus on application of sea-level science for adaptation and stakeholder needs. The conference will consider the

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WCRP Open Science Conference 2023

We are soliciting Expressions of Interest from qualified institutions to host the conference and act as a local organizer. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

We are also planning to host two webinars (to cater for different time zones) that will serve as Q&A sessions for those groups, organisations or cities that are interested and may submit expressions of interest

Submitting an Expression of Interest

The bidding process will take place in two stages with initial

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26 May 2021, 10:00-13:00 CEST

Please join us for this Sustainability Research & Innovation (SRI) mini-workshop, where we will talk about how we can better relate and translate climate science for societal relevance. WCRP, Future Earth, and the Belmont Forum are working together to bridge research communities with users of scientific information and to identify priorities and joint activities. Please join the discussion. Click the heading for details of how to join.

WCRP SRI Mini Workshop 2021

CORDEX

The WCRP Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) Science Advisory Team (SAT) has developed a White Paper with the purpose of highlighting scientific challenges in regional climate modelling to better inform the decision making process in regions, and for setting the basis for the CORDEX science plan. The White Paper has been open for comments to engage the community in the development of CORDEX and regional climate science and has now been published.

To read the White Paper, click

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Nico Caltabiano

We are delighted to announce that Nico Caltabiano joins the WCRP Secretariat from today.

At the WCRP Secretariat, Nico is responsible for supporting WCRP’s modelling activities, particularly those covering the WCRP Science Objectives on “Prediction of the near and mid-term evolution of the climate system” and “Long-term response of the climate system”. Nico will provide support to a number of activities including the new "Earth System Modelling and Observational Capabilities" and "Regional Climate

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EPESC workshop on Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system

The Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity Workshop on "Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system" will take place online, from 22 to 24 September 2021 (free registration and attendance).

The aim of this workshop is to document current research, identify challenges, and explore potential pathways towards building an operational capability to attribute multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system on global-to-regional scales.

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25 May 2021

Join us for the fourth in a series of online Climate Research Forums, aimed at exchanging ideas, discussing new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and exploring ways that our climate science community of scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users can engage towards building “a world that uses sound, relevant, and timely climate science to ensure a more resilient present and sustainable future for humankind.” This Forum is centered on the Southeast Asia

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WMO Prize Challenge

Guest editors, Marisol Osman, Daniela Domeisen, Andrew Robertson, Qian Ye, are happy to announce a special issue in the  Climate Services Journal on "Sub-seasonal to decadal predictions in support of climate services.

Submissions related to the challenges and opportunities of subseasonal to decadal (S2D) predictions in relation to climate services, as well as studies on user-relevant climate services related to S2D prediction are welcome. This also includes reviews, case studies, and

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WMO Prize Challenge

Improved sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) forecasts could enhance food security, the sustainable management of energy and water resources, and reduce disaster risk by providing earlier warnings for natural hazards.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is launching a competition to improve, through Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning techniques, the current precipitation and temperature forecasts for 3 to 6 weeks into the future from the best computational fluid dynamic models

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An interview with Helen Cleugh, Vice-Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee, given to the International Science Council (ISC)

"Understanding the coupled climate system – or how the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, land surface and biosphere work together – requires research on a massive scale, informed by data and information from multiple sources all over the world. We’re very conscious that – as important as WCRP has been for coordinating climate science around the world over the

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North and Central America Climate Forum 11may 2021

WCRP Climate Research Forum for North and Central America, the Caribbean and Greenland on "Climate research priorities for the next decade"
11 May 2021, 15:00 - 17:30 Eastern Daylight Time (19:00 - 21:30 UTC) - Online

This is the third in a series of online Climate Research Forums, aimed at exchanging ideas, discussing new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and exploring ways that our climate science community of scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users can

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An interview with Detlef Stammer, Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee, given to the International Science Council (ISC)

"The challenges are huge, and we have to really think about how to approach them. This was and still is a very basic motivation for us. We only have about 10 years’ time to make progress on the Paris targets, and this is where society really comes in. It’s getting really urgent to start moving if we want to reach these targets. WCRP's priority following the

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2nd Climate Observation Conference 2021

We are very pleased to announce that the call for abstracts for the 2nd Climate Observation Conference, to be held virtually on 30 August – 3 September 2021, is now open!

Abstracts can be submitted online through the conference website for either an oral or poster presentation. The abstract submission deadline is 14 June 2021. The preliminary structure of the programme is now available on the conference website.

Please click the heading above to read more.

WMO State of Global Climate 2020

The final report on the State of the Global Climate in 2020 is a multi-agency report spearheaded by WMO and combining input from UN agencies, national meteorological and hydrological services and associated institutions, regional climate centres and dozens of experts. Several WCRP scientists were involved.

It provides comprehensive details of climate indicators such as extreme weather, land and ocean temperatures, ice retreat and sea level rise. It also includes information on climate and

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Past Global Changes Pages Horizons

The Past Global Changes (PAGES) project is pleased to announce a new paleoscience magazine for teenagers and young adults.

Past Global Changes Horizons highlights science of the past, written in an easy to understand, visual format, for those interested in, and wanting to learn more about, environmental issues and global climate change. Each of the 18 contributions addresses a scientific question and includes appealing and understandable figures or images, without sacrificing scientific rigor.

To

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1st WCRP Eastern Asia Forum

The second session of the WCRP Climate Research Forum “Climate research priorities for the next decade” was held successfully on April 7, 2021. The forum focused on the Eastern Asia region. It began with an overview of WCRP from the Vice Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee, followed by talks highlighting climate science priorities and opportunities for collaboration in the Eastern Asian Region from an agency perspective. There were then talks on climate science activities in the

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WCRP Open Science Conference 2023

The WCRP Open Science Conference 2023 will bring together diverse research communities, programmes and partners to discuss the latest developments in climate science, with an emphasis on science-based information for decision making. WCRP is looking at innovative ways to bridge science and society and to foster future climate science leadership, through workshops, public exhibits, forums, and other associated events.

Find out more : https://www.wcrp-climate.org/wcrp-osc23
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WCRP-WWRP Symposium on Data Assimilation and Reanalysis and 2021 ECMWF Annual Seminar on Observations

We are pleased to announce the WCRP-WWRP Symposium on Data Assimilation and Reanalysis to be held in Bonn (Germany), 13-18 September 2021 alongside the 2021 ECMWF Annual Seminar on Observations.

The overall objective of WCRP-WWRP Symposium on Data Assimilation and Reanalysis is to review latest developments and address issues of common interest to data assimilation and reanalysis communities.

Deadline for abstracts and financial support application: April 30, 2021

Please click the heading

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A roadmap to sustained observations of the Indian Ocean 2020-2030

Ocean issues are gaining visibility due to various organizational and political developments at the international level.

The World Climate Research Programme, co-sponsored by WMO, IOC-UNESCO and International Science Council (ISC), offers a prime example of this coordination and partnership in climate research.

See the article by M. Sparrow (WCRP Secretariat) in the WMO Bulletin

CliC

The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) core project, serving as the focal point for climate science related to the cryosphere, its variability and change, and interaction with the broader climate system, is now launching an open call for chair nominations. Self-nominations are encouraged. Please fill in this form and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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