WCRP is awarding annually, together with its two respective partners WWRP and GCOS, two prizes for notable achievements in model as well as data development. The "WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development" has been awarded since 2014 for outstanding contributions to model development by WCRP and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP). In 2016, the "WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize 2018" has been established by WCRP and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), rewarding provision of climate or Earth system data that had a visible impact on the community.

Together, these two prizes for notable achievements in model and data development aim to honour, recognize, and foster research activities in their respective fields, as well as stress their mutual interdependence.

For the 2018 edition, nominations are now open, with a deadline of 1 October 2018. For details, see each respective announcement page: