Hindumathi Palanisamy

 We are delighted to announce that Hindumathi Palanisamy joins the WCRP Secretariat.

Hindumathi Palanisamy is an oceanographer specialized in space-based and in-situ ocean observations with a PhD in space oceanography from the University of Toulouse and French Space Agency in France. Prior to joining WCRP Secretariat, Hindumathi was a senior research scientist at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore where she focussed on developing regional sea level research expertise in the South East Asian region. Earlier to that, she worked for the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative- Sea Level Budget Closure project in Toulouse, France.

At the WCRP Secretariat, Hindumathi will be responsible for supporting three of WCRP’s Core Projects, CLIVAR, GEWEX and SPARC. In addition, she will also provide support to other activities of the new WCRP and work closely with the WCRP Secretariat staff.

We invite you to submit your abstract to one of the WCRP co-sponsored American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting science sessions (full list). There are a number of co-sponsored sessions, as well as one on the new WCRP Lighthouse Activity 'Safe Landing Climates.' 

WCRP will have a range of activities taking place, including a WCRP Town Hall, Union/special sessions on the WCRP Academy and My Climate Risk Lighthouse Activities, and other events. 

See our WCRP AGU Fall Meeting 2021 webpage for more information. 

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42 Session of the WCRP's JSC

The 42nd Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC-42) met remotely from 28 June to 2 July to consider a number of important decisions for the programme, including the approval of plans for the new WCRP Lighthouse Activities, the new “Core Projects” on “Earth System Modelling and Observations” and “Regional Climate Information for Society”. In addition, the Core Projects, Grand Challenges and other major activities reported on their progress towards their science objectives and on how they are strengthening their work in response to WCRP's Strategic Plan 2019-2028.

Discussions in breakout sessions about coordination and communication, science gaps, engagement and need of inclusion and diversity, science partnerships, the impact of WCRP science, and resources were very rich and interesting.

The outcomes of JSC-42 will be considered by the JSC at their closed meeting on 8 July 2021. The reports and presentations are available at https://www.wcrp-climate.org/jsc42-documents


WMO awards IMO prize to Prof. In-Sik Kang

World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council selected Prof. In-Sik Kang (Seoul National University (SNU), Republic of Korea), member of the World Climate Research Programme Joint Scientific Committee for 2013-2018, as winner of the 66th IMO Prize.

The award cites Prof. Kang’s science achievements, particularly in the field of climate modeling and prediction, and his pioneering contributions to operational and research climate centers, and for nurturing next-generation scientists, including from developing countries.

To read the WMO article, click here


European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications

The European Space Agency has been selected by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) as the host for a new Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) International Project Office (IPO), which should be fully operational from September 2021.

The position of Director for CMIP-IPO has now been advertised. Interested candidates can find further details on the post, including a full job description, and how to submit an application from any of the companies listed below: