WCRP is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Konrad 'Koni' Steffen. He was an inspiration and friend to so many in WCRP, especially through his longstanding contributions to the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Program. Click the heading above to read a moving obituary by Thomas Stocker. 

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Konrad Steffen on the Schatzalp, July 2020. Photo: Andreas Rigling (Original Image, WSL)

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), a scientific organizational entity of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, invites applications for a Scientific Coordinator to promote and help coordinate regional activities across the range of WCRP science (more about CORA). The office is shared between GERICS and the Bjerknes Centre in Bergen, Norway. To find out more, see the full position outline. The deadline for applications is 2 September 2020.


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Each year WCRP, together with its partners the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), awards two prizes for notable achievements in data and model development. Nominations are now open for the 2020 prizes, with a deadline of 30 September 2020. For more details, see the announcement pages:

WCRP Prizes

We are very sad to learn of the passing of Arthur (Art) Alexiou on 16 June 2020. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) has published an obituary outlining some of Art's many achievements and honors on the UNESCO website

Arthur Alexiou

Image: From the UNESCO website

Assessment of climate change over the Indian regionA new open-access book provides a compelling scientific account of the influence of human activities on key aspects of the regional climate of the Indian subcontinent, the adjoining Indian Ocean, and the Himalayas. To find out more, click the heading above.