We warmly invite you to the WCRP Climate Research Forum for South America, to take place on 8 and 9 September 2021. This is a two-day event, with sessions on the 'My Climate Risk’ Lighthouse Activity, the ‘Regional Information for Society’ (RIfS) Core Project, capacity development in South America, and WCRP, Future Earth, and the UN Ocean Decade. For more information and to register, please see the webpage in English and Español. 

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SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparision Project


In a comprehensive review, the SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) activity has conducted a coordinated intercomparison of reanalysis data sets with respect to key diagnostics. The results can be used to provide guidance on the appropriate use of reanalysis products in scientific studies of relevance to SPARC and beyond.

The SPARC Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) Final Report, is an early online release of the final report of the SPARC S-RIP Activity. This version has


Now, more than ever, the world needs climate scientists. A key part of building the climate research workforce needed to address the challenges of this century is broadening access to climate science training. The WCRP Academy Lighthouse Activity is being designed to make positive steps towards giving more scientists access to the training they need. A key pillar of this is an annual, global stocktake of training needs.

We invite climate scientists, those who would like to train in climate


Joint IPWG-GEWEX Precipitation Assessment


The International Precipitation Working Group (IPWG) and the GEWEX Data and Analysis Panel (GDAP) are releasing the Joint IPWG-GDAP Precipitation Assessement.

This comprehensive report reviews the current state of precipitation products, and includes assessments of sub-daily global satellite precipitation products, discussions of various climate applications of precipitation products, and deliberations on emerging directions and the future of precipitation products.

To read the report, please see

Hindumathi Palanisamy

 We are delighted to announce that Hindumathi Palanisamy joins the WCRP Secretariat.

Hindumathi Palanisamy is an oceanographer specialized in space-based and in-situ ocean observations with a PhD in space oceanography from the University of Toulouse and French Space Agency in France. Prior to joining WCRP Secretariat, Hindumathi was a senior research scientist at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore where she focussed on developing regional sea level research expertise in the South East


We invite you to submit your abstract to one of the WCRP co-sponsored American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting science sessions (full list). There are a number of co-sponsored sessions, as well as one on the new WCRP Lighthouse Activity 'Safe Landing Climates.' 

WCRP will have a range of activities taking place, including a WCRP Town Hall, Union/special sessions on the WCRP Academy and My Climate Risk Lighthouse Activities, and other events. 

See our WCRP AGU Fall Meeting 2021 webpage for


42 Session of the WCRP's JSC

The 42nd Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC-42) met remotely from 28 June to 2 July to consider a number of important decisions for the programme, including the approval of plans for the new WCRP Lighthouse Activities, the new “Core Projects” on “Earth System Modelling and Observations” and “Regional Climate Information for Society”. In addition, the Core Projects, Grand Challenges and other major activities reported on their progress towards their science objectives and on how they are