Mike Sparrow We are delighted to announce that Dr. Mike Sparrow has been appointed as Head of the WCRP Secretariat and Head of the World Climate Research Division, Science and Innovation Department, WMO.

He says, "This is an exciting and challenging time for WCRP. The next few years will bring challenges that can only be addressed through worldwide cooperation and coordination on a number of important issues. Reliable and informative climate science is needed more than ever and WCRP is crucial to this endeavor. I look forward to working with WCRP's Joint Scientific Committee, our co-sponsors, and the many dedicated scientists that are the foundation of our work."

Congratulations to Mike on his appointment.