2nd Climate Observation Conference

The second GCOS Climate Observation Conference (17-19 October 2022, Darmstadt, Germany) will focus on activities and solutions that help to achieve a fully implemented, sustainable, and fit for purpose global observing system for climate. The Conference will also provide the occasion to celebrate GCOS 30th Anniversary and take stock of the progress achieved by the global observing community in the last three decades. The Conference will be in person, even though hybrid options will be made available too.

Abstracts can be submitted online for either an oral or poster presentation. The abstract submission deadline is 1 June 2022: only 6 weeks left!

  • Deadline for registration: 23 September 2022
  • For more information, please visit the conference website 

 Model Hierarchies Workshop 35cm

The second Model Hierarchies workshop will be held 29 August - 1 September 2022, as a 3.5-day in-person (covid permitting) workshop at Stanford, CA (USA). As last time, we solicit talks on the design and use of modeling hierarchies in all aspects of Earth system science, covering the major climate system components -- atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere, biosphere -- but this time also underline our interest in exploring the ways in which such models are connected to the downstream uses of this data in the study of climate impacts. The workshop will be structured around talks in a single-session format, interspersed with poster sessions during the recesses. There will be plenty of time in between sessions for collaborative and social discussion.

  • Deadline for abstract submission and application for financial support : 30 april 2022
  • To visit the workshop website and to register and submit your abstract, click here

IPCC AR6 WGIII SummaryForPolicymakers

We are delighted that the Summary for Policymakers of the IPCC Working Group III report, Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of climate change was approved on April 4 2022. This is a massive undertaking, incolving 195 member governments of the IPCC, through a virtual approval session that started on March 21. It is the third instalment of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) and it makes clear that there are options in all sectors to halve emissions by 2030 but that this depends on major shifts in a number of key sectors including the energy and industry sectors. The report also makes it clear that the next few years are critical and that clear signalling from governments and the international community, including a stronger alignment of public sector finance and policy, will be required to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change impacts - which is critical to sustainable development.  

Press release | Report

Southern Ocean Action Plan

The Southern Ocean Action Plan will be launched on 12 April 2022 at 12:00 UTC. The launch event will present the content of the Action Plan and the future of the Southern Ocean community’s engagement in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The Action Plan aims to mobilise the Southern Ocean community and inspire stakeholders to seek engagement and leverage opportunities to deliver innovative solutions that maintain and foster the unique conditions of the Southern Ocean. This framework provides an initial roadmap to strengthen links between science, industry, and policy, as well as to encourage internationally collaborative activities in order to address existing gaps in our knowledge and data coverage. You can find out more on the event page.

2nd Climate Observation Conference

The second GCOS Climate Observation Conference (17-19 October 2022, Darmstadt, Germany) will focus on activities and solutions that help to achieve a fully implemented, sustainable, and fit for purpose global observing system for climate. The Conference will also provide the occasion to celebrate GCOS 30th Anniversary and take stock of the progress achieved by the global observing community in the last three decades. The Conference will be in person, even though hybrid options will be made available too.

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 1 June 2022
  • Deadline for registration: 23 September 2022
  • For more information, please visit the conference website