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:


Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)

This year's quadrennial GAW Symposium will happen online from 28 June to 2 July.

It will consist of the following scientific sessions: 1) Science for services: The importance of atmospheric composition; 2) Filling critical gaps in observations;  3)Atmospheric composition, pandemics, and support for a new health agenda;  4) Earth system modeling and data management.

Registration information and draft agenda of the Symposium are available at https://community.wmo.int/meetings/gaw-symposium-2021

EPESC workshop on Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system

The Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change Lighthouse Activity Workshop on "Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system" will take place online, from 22 to 24 September 2021 (free registration and attendance).

Deadline for abstract submission: June 30, 2021

To know more about the workshop and to submit an abstract and register, visit the workshop website at: https://wcrp-epesc.sciencesconf.org/.

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