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

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:

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GCOS/WCRP Climate Observation Conference 2021

This difficult decision to postpone the 2nd Climate Observation Conference has been taken after careful consideration and consultation with the sponsoring programmes GCOS and WCRP and the supporting organization EUMETSAT.

The new date of the Climate Conference will be announced in due time on the conference website: