WMO awards IMO prize to Prof. In-Sik Kang

World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council selected Prof. In-Sik Kang (Seoul National University (SNU), Republic of Korea), member of the World Climate Research Programme Joint Scientific Committee for 2013-2018, as winner of the 66th IMO Prize.

The award cites Prof. Kang’s science achievements, particularly in the field of climate modeling and prediction, and his pioneering contributions to operational and research climate centers, and for nurturing next-generation scientists,


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 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) International Project Office (IPO), which should be fully operational from September 2021.

The position of Director for CMIP-IPO has now been advertised. Interested candidates can find further details on the post, including a full job description, and how to submit an application from any of the companies listed below:

Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)

This year's quadrennial GAW Symposium will happen online from 28 June to 2 July.

It will consist of the following scientific sessions: 1) Science for services: The importance of atmospheric composition; 2) Filling critical gaps in observations;  3)Atmospheric composition, pandemics, and support for a new health agenda;  4) Earth system modeling and data management.

Registration information and draft agenda of the Symposium are available at https://community.wmo.int/meetings/gaw-symposium-2021

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).

Deadline for abstract submission: June 30, 2021

To know more about the workshop and to submit an abstract and register, visit the workshop website at: https://wcrp-epesc.sciencesconf.org/.

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GCOS/WCRP Climate Observation Conference 2021

This difficult decision to postpone the 2nd Climate Observation Conference has been taken after careful consideration and consultation with the sponsoring programmes GCOS and WCRP and the supporting organization EUMETSAT.

The new date of the Climate Conference will be announced in due time on the conference website: https://www.eventsforce.net/gcos-coc.

Less than two days to go to the WCRP Climate Research Forum for Europe and Western Asia. For more information and to register see the forum webpage

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

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