4-6 August 2020

An international virtual symposium on drivers, predictability, and actionable information

Under the auspices of WMO, sponsored by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Health Community of Practice, hosted the American Geophysical Union, and in partnership with several international and regional research organizations and entities from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the USA, a rapidly arranged international virtual symposium will take place in early August to examine the


A new article published in Science Advances reviews and synthesizes the latest developments in equilibrium climate sensitivity (ECS) and transient climate response (TCR) values in WCRP's Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). To learn more click the heading above.


The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award supports scientific research that improves our understanding of climate change-related risks. PhD students who are in the final stages of their research and postdoctoral researchers who have recently finished their research are invited to apply. For more information, click the heading above. The deadline is 31 August 2020.


A recent article by Ben Smith and others in Science uses Satellite laser altimetry to show the extent of ice sheet mass loss since 2003. To find out more, click the heading above.

Greenland Antarctica Mass Loss Smith 2020

The WCRP Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) Scientific Advisory Team has developed a draft experiment design document for the CORDEX CMIP6 downscaling efforts. You are invited to give your feedback on the design draft before it is finalized and published. See the CORDEX website to access the report and to comment. The deadline for comments is 19 June 2020


WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations for membership of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), for a four-year term from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2024. For the upcoming membership term, (self-)nominations are sought from the social and economical sciences. The deadline for nominations is 15 July 2020. For more information click the heading above.

JSC Membership Call 2020

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change, by four months from 30 September 2020 in the original Working Group I schedule to 31 January 2021. More details on the IPCC website.