sparc wcrp newsletter highlightSPARC, one of WCRP's four core projects, provides intellectual leadership to address key issues in atmospheric dynamics and predictability, chemistry and climate, and long-term records for climate understanding. SPARC contributes significantly to international assessments, providing cutting-edge knowledge of direct relevance to decision-makers. Read the WCRP newsletter highlight on SPARC by clicking the headline above.

Guy BrasseurAs you probably know, David Carlson retired from his position of Executive Director of WCRP on 30 June 2017. Deon Terblanche, Director of the WMO Atmospheric Research and Environment Branch, has agreed to lead the activities of the WCRP Joint Planning Staff for a period of about one year, and to work closely with the Joint Scientific Committee and the climate community towards the development of a new 10-year strategic plan. Read more about WCRP plans here.