The report from the Workshop on physical modelling supporting a "storyline approach" is now available. The workshop, which took place in Oslo, Norway, in April 2019, discussed perspectives on the best practice of physical modelling to accompany narratives of high-impact extreme and compound events, as well as associated risks under climate change. The workshop report details discussions on physical climate storyline approaches, generic/sector-based approaches, storylines as evidence and wider perspectives on storylines.



The Swiss Climate Summer School 2020 will takes place on 23 - 28 August in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Early career researchers (PhD and posdoctctoral researchers) from all fields of climate research are invited to attend. The focus will be on “Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society.” For more information and to apply, please see the summer school webpage.  The deadline for applications is 10 January 2020.

19th Swiss Climate Summer School 2020

Today marks the beginning of WCRP's 4th International Conference on Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (ICRC-CORDEX 2019) in Beijing, China. Almost 500 regional climate researchers, decision makers and users of regional climate information from more than 70 countries will gather to discuss regional climate research and share the latest progress on regional climate information for impact and adaptation planning. Find out more in the official press release.

ICRC-CORDEX Livestream information

IPCC co-chair Panmao Zhai answers three quick questions on CORDEX/IPCC

Photo: China National Convention Center (CNCC)

IDP IPMD announcement bannerWCRP is awarding annually, together with its two respective partners WWRP and GCOS, two prizes for notable achievements in model as well as data development. For the 2019 editions, nominations are now open with a deadline of 30 September 2019. For details and links to the individual announcements, click the headline above.

Logo for United in Science Report

WCRP Joint Scientific Committee chair Detlef Stammer provided a statement yesterday at the launch event of a new synthesis report by UN agencies and international initiatives in climate research. The report, titled "United in Science", was coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO, one of WCRP's three co-sponsors) and underlines the glaring and growing gap between agreed targets to tackle global warming and reality. Click the headlines for details as well as links to the full report and session recordings.