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Plus meetings and position announcements. For more see the latest GEWEX E-News.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) officially launched the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) during the WMO Executive Committee meeting #69 in Geneva, Switzerland. From mid-2017 to mid-2019, scientists and operational forecasting centers from various countries will work together to observe, model, and improve forecasts of the Arctic and Antarctic weather and climate systems. WCRP is working with our sister organisation, the World Weather Research Programme, to ensure the success of the Year of Polar Prediction.
In Brief: WCRP Director David Carlson gave a keynote presentation "Urgent Climate Challenges - Research and Modeling" at the Research Dialogue of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Bonn last week. The WCRP Community also presented five posters, informing SBSTA of relevant research activities by the science community.
In brief: WCRP and the Global Carbon Project have signed a partnership to advance our knowledge of the carbon cycle and our ability to predict carbon sinks and sources in the future. To read more click the headline above…