Each year WCRP, together with its partners the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), awards two prizes for notable achievements in data and model development. Nominations are now open for the 2020 prizes, with a deadline of 30 September 2020. For more details, see the announcement pages:

WCRP Prizes

We are very sad to learn of the passing of Arthur (Art) Alexiou on 16 June 2020. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has published an obituary outlining some of Art's many achievements and honors on the UNESCO website

Arthur Alexiou

Image: From the UNESCO website

Assessment of climate change over the Indian regionA new open-access book provides a compelling scientific account of the influence of human activities on key aspects of the regional climate of the Indian subcontinent, the adjoining Indian Ocean, and the Himalayas. To find out more, click the heading above.

4-6 August 2020

An international virtual symposium on drivers, predictability, and actionable information

Under the auspices of WMO, sponsored by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Health Community of Practice, hosted the American Geophysical Union, and in partnership with several international and regional research organizations and entities from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the USA, a rapidly arranged international virtual symposium will take place in early August to examine the role of a range of environmental variables in the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information click the heading above. The abstract deadline is 10 July 2020.

COVID19 Conference

The Allianz Climate Risk Research Award supports scientific research that improves our understanding of climate change-related risks. PhD students who are in the final stages of their research and postdoctoral researchers who have recently finished their research are invited to apply. For more information, click the heading above. The deadline is 31 August 2020.

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