Tipping Elements, Irreversibility and Abrupt Change - Permafrost

Following on from the first events in this discussion series, we now present an event focused on the permafrost. The event will take place on 17 January 2022, 16:00-17:30 CET.

The event will include two excellent talks:

  • An update on permafrost tipping – Hanne Hvidtfeld Christiansen
  • Model insight on permafrost change  - Gustaf Hugelius

The talks will be followed by 20 minutes of formal discussions and, for those who wish to stay on, a further 25 minutes of informal discussions on the topic.

This discussion series is a joint activity of Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES), the Earth Commission, and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity.

The event will be recorded.

 For more information and to register please see our registration page.


GEWEX Pan-Gass meeting

The GEWEX Global Atmospheric System Studies Panel (GASS) will hold its 3rd Pan-GASS Meeting, Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes (UMAP 2022) in Monterey, CA, USA, from 25-29 July 2022. The program will include all aspects and methods of model development from deterministic numerics to stochastic forcing; process modeling to parametrization; observational constraints to diagnostic techniques; and idealized modeling to operational forecasting and climate predictions. The purpose of the conference is to discuss progress in understanding atmospheric processes and representing them in models, to coordinate current initiatives and make plans for the future.

31 January 2022 (midnight GMT) is the deadline for:

  • abstract submission
  • requests for travel support
  • applying to the DYAMOND and DOE-ARM competitions

To know more about the 3rd PAN-GASS meeting, click here


CliC round 1

The Climate and Cryosphere  project (CliC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) announces an open call for CliC Grants 2021.

The goal of CliC fellowships and grants is to increase the engagement of Early Career Scientists in CliC activities and to promote participation of scientists from regions currently underrepresented in CliC, i.e., South America, Asia and Africa.

Deadline: 21 January 2022 at 13:00 (UTC)
To know more and apply, click here


CliC Annual Report 2020



Even amidst the pandemic, 2020 was a productive year for the  Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) community. The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) annual report highlights some of CliC's progress and achievements during the past year. The report also covers the outputs resulting from the WCRP Grand Challenge on Melting Ice and Global Consequences.

To download the report, click here and to know more about CliC activities, visit the CliC Core Project website.

ESA’s Living Planet symposium


Two relevant sessions, on The role of Earth Observation in climate services and Exploring the interface of observations and modelling will be organized during the European Space Agency’s 2022 Living Planet Symposium. Do not miss the deadline for abstracts submission: 26th November 2021.

A dedicated climate day, featuring discussions and events related to Climate relevant observations, modelling, and services will also be organized.

  • The submission portal is available here
  • To visit the symposium website, click here