The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), and the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) held an online celebratory event on 28 February 2022 to officially launch the IMPO and to highlight the consolidation of monsoon research under WCRP and WWRP. The IMPO is hosted and kindly supported by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM, Pune - India) and will be a global hub of monsoons research.
To view the recording of the event, click here
In parallel, a recently published review in online BAMS on `Monsoons in Climate Change’ also highlights WCRP/WWRP joining hands to advance global monsoons research as well as the establishment of the IMPO. To read the review, click here.
"Dear members of the WCRP community,
I am writing to you all today to express my personal dismay about the war of aggression that the Russian government has unleashed on Ukraine and its citizens. I am following here the ISC Governing Board, one of our co-sponsors, which expressed its unequivocal support of the Ukrainian people. The Governing Board also affirms its intention to assist scientists from Ukraine, and to seek to maintain international scientific collaboration amidst geopolitical tensions. The ISC therefore is not considering the suspension of any of its members. The statement of the ISC Governing Board can be read here: https://council.science/current/news/isc-statement-ukraine/
As to our work, every member of WCRP bodies acts in a personal capacity and does not represent their country. Certainly, the conflict is impacting climate research and we have to await how the entire conflict will evolve. We all hope for the rapid return to peace and a rational interaction of nations. Until further notice, every member of all WCRP bodies must act according to the instructions given by their home institutions.
With respect to scientific events to be held in Russia or Ukraine, our clear advice is to find alternative options until peace is restored.
With best regards
We are delighted to invite you to the sixth event in the discussion series on tipping elements, this time focusing on the role of monsoon systems. It will take place on 9 March 2022, 15:30 - 17:00 CET. The two talks of the event will be given by:
- South Asian Monsoon tipping – Ashwin Seshadri
- African Monsoon and potential greening of the Sahara – Francesco Pausata
The session will be recorded and posted on the event site a day or two after the event. To register for the event, please see the event site.