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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


Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update 2021-2025

There is about a 40% chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5°C above the pre-industrial level in at least one of the next five years – and these odds are increasing with time, according to a new climate update issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

There is a 90% likelihood of at least one year between 2021-2025 becoming the warmest on record, which would dislodge 2016 from the top ranking, according to the Global Annual to Decadal Climate


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


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


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


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

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

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.

To know more


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

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


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