We are delighted to invite you to the fifth event in the discussion series on tipping elements, this time focusing on the role of the ocean and of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). It will take place on 11 February 2022, 13:30 - 15:00 CET.The two talks of the event will be given by:

  • Ocean tipping points - an overview– Christoph Heinze
  • Recent insights on the AMOC– Stefan Rahmstorf

The session will be recorded and posted on the event site a day or two after the event. To


 Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity

The WCRP Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity invites interested researchers to apply for positions in its Scientific Steering Group and their three Working Groups.

The overarching objective of this Lighthouse Activity is to “design, and take major steps toward delivery of, an integrated capability for quantitative observation, explanation, early warning, and prediction of Earth System change on global and regional scales, with a focus on multi-annual to decadal


We are profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Lisa Goddard. Our thoughts are with her, family, friends and many colleagues from around the world. Please click the heading above for words from the WCRP community.

Lisa Goddard

Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP)

The WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) and the CMIP Panel are already working hard in preparation for the next phase of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). Specifically, we need to hear from everyone their views on the positive aspects and challenges they faced in CMIP6, and how they would like to see future phases of CMIP structured and delivered. 

For that, we are inviting the community to take part in the “CMIP Community next steps survey”. It is your chance to help


8 – 10 February 2022, online

The Risk Modeling and Insurance Working Group of the Knowledge Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (Risk KAN) is organizing a three-day workshop to bring together scientists and practitioners in the field of modeling risk in human and environmental systems. Some of the WCRP Lighthouse Activities will present their work on 10 February as part of the workshop. To find out more and to register, click the heading above.

RISKKAN Workshop 22