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WCRP is delighted to announce that the WCRP Open Science Conference (OSC) 2023 (#WCRP2023) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 23-27 October 2023, at the Kigali Convention Centre.

The Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), on behalf of the Government of Rwanda, provided a strong proposal to host the WCRP OSC 2023 in Kigali and will support WCRP to deliver a true hybrid event. This event at the heart of the African continent will allow strong engagement with research communities, stakeholders and practitioners in Rwanda and the region. This will be facilitated by joint efforts with local partners, such as the Rwanda Meteorology Agency and the University of Rwanda.

The WCRP OSC 2023 Scientific Organising Committee has already started to discuss the format of the conference to ensure that it will foster future climate science leadership, through workshops, public exhibits, forums, and other associated events. A fundraising drive is also in place, as well discussions on innovative ways to deliver effective remote participation options to ensure inclusion and engagement while minimizing our carbon footprint.

The path is set! All roads lead to Kigali!

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The new WCRP Core Project on Earth System Modelling and Observations (ESMO) is organising next week a virtual workshop on “The Future of Climate Modelling”.  There will be 4 sessions on 21-24 March, at 20:00hs – 23:00hs UTC, streamed live on the WCRP Youtube channel. A near final agenda can be accessed here.

The main goal of the workshop will be to identify the key contemporary challenges for climate modelling and to plot a course forward from present practices that will allow us to rise to major new challenges for climate research by exploring opportunities for climate modelling that exist now and into the coming decades. Major new modelling challenges arise from the need to provide ever more detailed and actionable climate change information to society and decision makers whilst continuing to support advancements in  climate science, including improved process understanding and modelling developments.

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 7th SPARC General Assembly

SPARC (Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate) is holding its 7th General Assembly (GA) from 24th to 28th October 2022. The format of the SPARC GA will be different from past GAs, as it will be on a multi-hub basis with three locations (hubs) confirmed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, USA, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in Reading, UK, and the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) in Qingdao, China.

  • Abstract submissions and travel support requests are now open.
  • For more information and submissions, visit the conference webpage and announcement.
WMO Prize Challenge to improve Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Predictions using Artificial Intelligence

 We congratulate the winners of the WMO Prize Challenge to improve Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Predictions using Artificial Intelligence!

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On this International Women’s Day, we have spoken to some of our researchers from around the world to find out their views on ways that our institutions and programs like WCRP can help make a difference for women aspiring to have a productive and fulfilling career in climate science. To hear what they have to say, click the heading above.

International Women's Day 2022