On Saturday the 7th of December, the #VirtualBlueCOP25 will hold a unique 24-hour event all around the world. It will give the opportunity to decision makers, scientists, activists, artists, NGOs and many more to share and take their work to the COP25 from their home country. Additionally, the 24-hour event will provide insights and updates on the international climate-ocean negotiations at COP25 with real-time discussion and analyses among a wide group of participants. To find out more,

The report from the Workshop on physical modelling supporting a "storyline approach" is now available. The workshop, which took place in Oslo, Norway, in April 2019, discussed perspectives on the best practice of physical modelling to accompany narratives of high-impact extreme and compound events, as well as associated risks under climate change. The workshop report details discussions on physical climate storyline approaches, generic/sector-based approaches, storylines as evidence and wider


The Swiss Climate Summer School 2020 will takes place on 23 - 28 August in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Early career researchers (PhD and posdoctctoral researchers) from all fields of climate research are invited to attend. The focus will be on “Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society.” For more information and to apply, please see the summer school webpage.  The deadline for applications is 10 January 2020.

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Today marks the beginning of WCRP's 4th International Conference on Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (ICRC-CORDEX 2019) in Beijing, China. Almost 500 regional climate researchers, decision makers and users of regional climate information from more than 70 countries will gather to discuss regional climate research and share the latest progress on regional climate information for impact and adaptation planning. Find out more in the official press release.


IDP IPMD announcement bannerWCRP is awarding annually, together with its two respective partners WWRP and GCOS, two prizes for notable achievements in model as well as data development. For the 2019 editions, nominations are now open with a deadline of 30 September 2019. For details and links to the individual announcements, click the headline above.

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WCRP Joint Scientific Committee chair Detlef Stammer provided a statement yesterday at the launch event of a new synthesis report by UN agencies and international initiatives in climate research. The report, titled "United in Science", was coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO, one of WCRP's three co-sponsors) and underlines the glaring and growing gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and reality. Click the headlines for details as well as links to the full report and


The Global Research and Action Agenda on Cities and Climate Change Science is now published, in time for the 2019 Climate Action Summit. It is the primary outcome of the Cities and Climate Science Conference that was held in March 2018 in Edmonton, Canada, and was reported to the 48th IPCC Plenary session in October 2018 in Incheon, Korea. To find out more and to download the full and abridged versions of the report, click the heading above.


AGU Fall Meeting 2019, 7 December 2019

Deadline for applications now extended to 21 September 2019

Under the auspices of the WCRP Climate Science Week at the AGU Fall Meeting 2019, this Joint Early Career Researcher Workshop will bring together students and early career researchers to discuss a joint perspective on the water cycle and governance under climate change. Applications to attend the workshop are now open and will close on 21 September 2019. More information and the application form

Karl Taylor Portrait AGU Fellow Karl Taylor, major figure behind WCRP's Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), has been elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The honor is accorded to a small percentage of AGU members and recognizes both Karl's research successes as well as his contributions to WCRP, CMIP and IPCC. Click the headline for details.

Clivar logoThe International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) is recruiting an Administrative Assistant for its offices hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography in Qingdao, China. The ICPO Administrative Assistant will work with the Executive Director and Staff Scientists to provide secretarial support to the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG), its panels and working groups. Read the full vacancy on the CLIVAR homepage (deadline: 27 September).

WCRP has been working with the Transdisciplinary Research Oriented Pedagogy for Improving Climate Studies and Understanding (TROP ICSU) since early 2018, to further their mission of collating and curating digital/ICT-based teaching resources that integrate climate studies across the curriculum of Science, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities. Through new partnerships to advance cooperation, TROP ICSU will play its part in addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


Wiebke Schubotz We are delighted to announce that Dr. Wiebke Schubotz has been appointed as the second science coordinator of the WCRP Coordination Office for Regional Activities (CORA), jointly hosted by the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) in Hamburg, Germany and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) in Bergen, Norway. To learn more click the headline above.

9-11 September 2019

UK Space Agency, National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom (and live streamed)

This international CEOS and WMO-GSICS workshop will discuss the needs, state of the art and vision for a space-based climate observing system. For more information, click the headline above.

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There is just over a week to go to submit your abstract to be part of the WCRP Climate Science Week, held in conjunction with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, December 2019. There are many WCRP co-sponsored sessions that may be of interest and other WCRP-related sessions that may not be tagged as WCRP-sponsored. Deadline: 31 July 2019.

Abstract submission

We encourage you to save the date for the WCRP 40th Anniversary Symposium (8 December 2019) and also, if you are an early

WCRP at SBSTA50 2019

WCRP provided multiple inputs to the 50th Session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including to the opening Plenary Session and the Session's Research Dialogue. Click the headline for the full report.

WCRP Strategic Plan Cover finalWe are delighted to report that the WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028 has now been approved by all three WCRP sponsors, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Science Council (ISC) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). Click the heading above for further information.

SCAR WMO Fellowship logo WMO launches a joint WMO/SCAR fellowship program for early career scientists from developing nations conducting Antarctic research. The deadline for fellowship applications is 17 July 2019. Click the headline for details.
WMO Cg18 OceanDialogueThe 18th World Meteorological Congress' Research Day focused on the world's oceans as well as connections between WMO, WCRP, their partner organizations, climate projections, and policy. Click the headline for details.
ipcc logoThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has opened to expert review the first order draft of the Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). Prospective expert reviewers can self-nominate until 16 June 2019 for the review period closing 23 June 2019. Click the headline for details.
WCRP Logo WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations for membership in six of its expert panels, namely both Advisory Councils (WDAC and WMAC), three Working Groups (WGCM, WGSIP, WGNE) and the CORDEX Science Advisory Team. New members are sought in each panel for a four-year term from January 2020 to December 2023. Nominations should be submitted via an online nomination form by 20 June 2019. To read more, click the headline above.

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The leaders of 37 United Nations organizations called on their member states to "step up ambition and take concrete action" to limit global temperature increase from climate change, and to report on concrete measures at the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit in September 2019. Click the headline for details.
Photo of Thomas Stocker giving Lecture at WCRP JSC / WMOWithin the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee's annual meeting, Professor Thomas Stocker from the University of Bern gave a public science lecture on "The Climate of Tomorrow: Building the Knowledge for Earth Stewardship". His presentation inaugurated a new World Meteorological Organization public science lecture series. Click the headline for details.

JSC-40 meeting participantsThe 40th Session of WCRP's Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) was opened yesterday, Monday 6 May, at WMO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Click the headline to read more.

The inaugural WMO Public Science Lecture was co-organized with WCRP and took place at WMO Headquarters in Geneva on 8 May 2019 at 16:00. Thomas Stocker, Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the University of Bern presented a lecture entitled: "The Climate of Tomorrow: Building the Knowledge for Earth Stewardship." For full details and recordings, see the news item on the WCRP homepage.

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Abstract submission for the 4th International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)-Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) 2019 has been extended to 30 May. The conference will be held in Beijing, China, from 14-18 October 2019 and will bring together the international community to discuss regional climate research and to share the latest progress on regional climate modeling for impact and adaptation planning. Click the heading above for more information. 

CORDEX2019 flyer extended deadline