WCRP Open Science Conference 2023

Bridging Climate Science and Society

We are soliciting Expressions of Interest from qualified institutions to host the conference and act as a local organizer. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

We are also planning to host two webinars (to cater for different time zones) that will serve as Q&A sessions for those groups, organisations or cities that are interested and may submit expressions of interest

The Conference will have both in-person and stateof-the-art remote participation options to ensure inclusion and engagement whilst minimizing our carbon footprint.The in-person component of the OSC will run for five days. We estimate a maximum of 1500 in-person participants with a similar number joining remotely.

Submitting an Expression of Interest

The bidding process will take place in two stages with initial Letters of Intent due 1 July 2021. At this point it is not necessary to answer everything in detail but rather to provide enough information required for the JSC to identify full invitations. Indications as to how the preparation of the conference can be assisted by a local team would be helpful.

The WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) will subsequently invite a shortlist of selected potential hosts to submit a full bid by 15 August 2021. Decisions will be made by 1 Oct 2021.

To submit an Expression of Interest, please outline (maximum four pages) how your institution meets the requirements described in the Call for Expressions of Interest .