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Future Earth is a global platform for international scientific collaboration on global environmental change. Over 20 global research programmes operate under the umbrella of Future Earth. The ties and partnerships between Future Earth and WCRP are strong and productive, for example within the CitiesIPCC activities, the recently developed Knowledge-Action Network on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events, and WCRP's Working Group on Regional Climate. Future Earth is sponsored by, inter alia, the International Council for Science (ICSU), which is also a co-sponsor of WCRP.

The Future Earth Secretariat operates in a decentralized structure around five Secretariat "Global Hubs". For its Paris Secretariat Global Hub, Future Earth is now soliciting applications for the Director position. For details, please see the vacancy announcement on the Future Earth homepage. The deadline is 10 April 2018.

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The abstract submission deadline for the "International Conferences on Subseasonal to Decadal Prediction" has been extended to Tuesday, 27 March 2018. The week-long event comprises both the "Second International Conference on Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction (S2S)", the "Second International Conference on Seasonal to Decadal Prediction (S2D)" as well as a joint segment addressing mutual and emerging topics. The meeting will be held Sept. 17-21 in Boulder, CO, USA. It is being organized by activities within and close to the WCRP community, including the DCPP, GC-NTCP, WGSIP, S2S, and CLIVAR's DCVP panel. For full details, see the conference home page.

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The first International Symposium on Regional Reanalysis will take place from 17 to 19 July 2018 in Bonn, Germany. The event aims to discuss and promote all aspects of regional reanalyses, and is hosted by the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research. Particular emphases will be on applications and user interactions as well as land surface heterogeneity. The symposium's organizing committee is co-led by Jan Keller, co-chair of the WCRP WDAC's Task Team for Intercomparison of Reanalyses (TIRA). For all details on scope and abstract submission (deadline 15 April), see the Symposium homepage.

SPARC General Assembly 2018 Flyer The WCRP SPARC Core Project will hold its General Assembly 2018 from 1-5 October in Kyoto, Japan. Abstract submission for the SPARC General Assembly 2018 is open until 1 April. Click the headline above for all details.

WCRP Logo WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations for membership in the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), for a four-year term from January 2019 to December 2022. Nominations should be submitted via an online nomination form by 6 April 2018. To read more, click the headline above.