7th SPARC General Assembly

SPARC (Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate) is holding its 7th General Assembly (GA) from 24th to 28th October 2022. The format of the SPARC GA will be different from past GAs, as it will be on a multi-hub basis with three locations (hubs) confirmed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, USA, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in Reading, UK, and the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) in Qingdao, China.

  •  Deadline for abstract submission extended to 5 pm UTC on 6 June 2022
  • For more information and submissions, visit the conference webpage.

A reminder that the WCRP Academy currently has an open call for nominations to its Steering Group. The WCRP Academy Steering Group is responsible for the implementation of the Academy's science plan, its overall direction and services, as well as resource allocation. Full details are provided on the Academy webpages. The deadline is 31 May 2022.

WCRP Academy

A reminder that the deadline for nominations for membership of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) will close on 31 May 2022. We invite all interested candidates to read more about the important role that JSC members play and access the nomination form on the open call webpage.

JSC Open Call 2022

6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models

We are fast approaching the abstract submission deadline for the  6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models hosted by the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in Reading (UK) on 31 October - 4 November 2022. The workshop will bring together a wide range of experts on simulating the Earth System including atmosphere, ocean, waves, land-surface, atmospheric composition, cryosphere, and associated disciplines to advance the understanding of systematic simulation errors at all timescales.

Early career researchers from selected countries will be able to enter a competition for best abstracts for oral presentations. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is pleased to offer funding for travel to ECMWF (UK) to the winners of the competition. Please see for details.

  • Abstracts are due 31 May 2022
  • To know more about the workshop, click here.
CMIP evolution

Today, CMIP is highlighted at the ESA’s Living Planet Symposium 2022 where CMIP’s evolution, its continued policy decision support, and the challenges and opportunities at the interface of the Earth Observation and modelling communities will be discussed.

To learn more, click the heading above.

 WMO State of Global Climate report 2021

The WMO State of the Global Climate report complements the IPCC Sixth Assessment report, which includes data up to 2019. It provides information and practical examples for policy-makers on how the climate change indicators outlined in the IPCC reports played out during the recent years globally and how the associated implications on extremes have been felt at national and regional levels in 2021. The report is released just ahead of the World Economic Forum 2022 Annual Meeting, which brings together more than 2,000 leaders and experts from around the world under the theme “History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies.” Mobilizing public-private action to deliver on critical 2030 and 2050 global climate goals is a key topic on the agenda. 
  • To follow the launch of the Global State of the Climate report 2021 broadcast live from the Palais des Nations click here
  • To read the WMO webnews story, click here 


David Behar
Congratulations also to Pierre Friedlingstein, member of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) since 2019 and a leader of the Global Carbon Budget project. His election is the recognition of the importance of his work on the global carbon cycle and in order to anticipate humanity's impact on the climate system.
  • To read more. click here.
Carlos Nobre
Congratulations also to Carlos Nobre, one of the long-time leaders of the WCRP and IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme) communities, expert in the effects of climate change in the Amazon and a leader in science policy for a sustainable Amazon, who was awarded the honor for his studies on how deforestation in the Amazon contributes to climate change around the world and sustainable forest development.
  • To read more, click here.

WCRP is seeking an intern, commencing 1 September 2022 for a period of 12 months, in Geneva, Switzerland. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2022. For further information and to apply, click the heading above.


WMO/Met Office Climate update

There is a 50:50 chance of the annual average global temperature temporarily reaching 1.5 °C above the pre-industrial level for at least one of the next five years – and the likelihood is increasing with time, according to the Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update, issued by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and produced by the United Kingdom’s Met Office, the WMO lead centre for these predictions. The development of this near-term prediction capability was driven by the WCRP Grand Challenge on Near-term Climate Prediction, which supported research and development to improve multi-year to decadal climate predictions and their utility to decision makers. 
  • To read the article, click here.

We warmly invite you to attend the next webinar in the 'Tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system' Discussion Series. On 12 May 2022 at 10:30 CEST, we will explore tipping towards positive social change with two talks:

  • Social tipping dynamics – Ilona Otto (University of Graz)
  • What are the sensitive intervention points needed to make the green energy transition happen as quickly as possible? – Doyne Farmer (University of Oxford)

To register, please see the Discussion Series website.

TEDS Positive Social Change

The first WCRP My Climate Risk Lighthouse Activity Hub Webinar will take place on 12 May 2022 (16:00 IST, 12:30 CEST), organized by the Regional Hub for the Hindu Kush Himalaya under ICIMOD’s Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) and investigating the gap between global models and local decision-making, especially in the context of 'uncertainty'. To find out more, click the heading above.

MCR HUC Webinar May 2022

 Model Hierarchies Workshop 35cm

The second Model Hierarchies workshop will be held 29 August - 1 September 2022, as a 3.5-day in-person (covid permitting) workshop at Stanford, CA (USA). As last time, we solicit talks on the design and use of modeling hierarchies in all aspects of Earth system science, covering the major climate system components -- atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere, biosphere -- but this time also underline our interest in exploring the ways in which such models are connected to the downstream uses of this data in the study of climate impacts. The workshop will be structured around talks in a single-session format, interspersed with poster sessions during the recesses. There will be plenty of time in between sessions for collaborative and social discussion.

  • Deadline for abstract submission and application for financial support is extended to 15 May 2022, don't miss the date!
  • To visit the workshop website and to register and submit your abstract, click here