WCRP has three co-sponsors:

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WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, which is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on the state and behaviour of the Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources. WMO also hosts the WCRP Secretariat. Find out more on the WMO website.
IOC-UNESCO is the United Nations marine science organization. The purpose of the Commission is to promote international cooperation and to coordinate programmes in research, services and capacity-building, in order to learn more about the nature and resources of the ocean and coastal areas and to apply that knowledge for the improvement of management, sustainable development, the protection of the marine environment, and the decision-making processes of its Member States. Find out more on the IOC-UNESCO website.
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ICSU is a non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies (122 Members, representing 142 countries) and International Scientific Unions (31 Members). The long-term strategic vision of ICSU is for a world where science is used for the benefit of all, excellence in science is valued and scientific knowledge is effectively linked to policy making. Find out more on the ICSU website.

National Contributors

WCRP provides resources to hold meetings and workshops on specific high-priority research topics related to the climate system. Funding comes from its co-sponsors, as well as voluntary contributions from certain countries.

In 2016 the countries that provided additional financial support were:

Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States of America

Without these voluntary contributions WCRP would not be able to function effectively. We would like to thank those countries that do make such contributions and to encourage other countries to do so.

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In addition to the voluntary contributions to WCRP, we also acknowledge and thank the nations and institutions that host the WCRP Secretariat, Core Project International Project Offices (IPOs) and the IPO of the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX). In 2016 these were:

The International GEWEX Project Office, which coordinates and carries out GEWEX activities, is hosted by the Universities Space Research Association, Washington, DC, USA. It is operated by the Science and Technology Corporation and is primarily sponsored by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Map showing WCRP contributions in 2016. Countries that provided national contributions are shown in green. Locations of the WCRP Secretariat and Core Project International Project Offices are marked in yellow.

WCRP Sponsors Map 2016