Nanjing, China, 21 October - 1 November 2019

WCRP and partners are bringing together early career scientists and professionals to learn from each other on weather and climate extremes and disaster risk reduction and management. Applications for this highly sought after summer school are now open and will close on 28 March 2019. For more information, click the headline above.

Extremes Risks

WMO Chief Scientist briefing UN Security Council in January 2019

Professor Pavel Kabat, Director of WCRP, Director of WMO Research and WMO Chief Scientist, today addressed the United Nations Security Council during a session on climate related disasters and their impacts on international peace and security. Click the headline for details.

Xuebin Zhang and Olivia Martius, co-conveners and leaders of WCRP's Grand Challenge on Weather and Climate Extremes, would like to bring to your attention an association symposium on high impact weather and climate extremes at the upcoming 27th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly. The deadline for abstracts is 18 February 2019. Click the headline above for more details. 


Sources of near-term climate predictabilityAn overview article published in Nature Climate Change this week describes the work and vision of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Near-Term Climate Prediction. The paper also highlights operational production of decadal climate predictions through the World Meteorological Organization. Click the headline for details.

WCRP is proud to announce that a Workshop on Correlated Extremes will take place at Columbia University from 29 - 31 May 2019, preceded by an evening panel on 28 May 2019. For more information click the heading above.

Workshop on Correlated Extremes