Members are appointed by JSC for a 3-year term with a possibility of two 2-year extensions:

  • Chair and vice-chair (both independent)
  • Representative from each of the 5 projects (SSG nominates, JSC confirms)
  • Representative from each of the 3 GCOS panels (chairs or their nominees)
  • Representative of the WCRP Modelling Advisory Council
  • Representative from the Working Group on Regional Climate
  • Representative of SOLAS (SOLAS SSC nominates)
  • Representative of the Joint CEOS-CGMS WG Climate (Chair or Vice-chair)
  • Representative of PCMDI (PCMDI nominates, JSC confirms)
  • Representative from the biogeochemistry community

Representatives are ex-officio appointments representing their respective organizations. Other international agencies and observations coordinating bodies may participate as observer members of the Council.

The WCRP Data Advisory Council is expected to:

  • communicate regularly by email, teleconference or videoconference
  • meet in person, annually as a minimum
  • encourage joint meetings of working groups and/or panels to promote communication or to launch focused joint initiatives
Otis Brown Co-Chair NOAA's NCDC, USA
Jean-Noel Thepaut WMAC Rep., Co-chair ECMWF, UK
Dorothee Bakker   University of East Anglia, UK
Michael Bosilovich   NASA GSFC, USA
Peter Gleckler   LLNL, USA
Pierre-P. Mathieu CLIVAR Rep. ESA-ESRIN, ITALY
Walter Meier CliC Rep. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Joerg Schulz GEWEX Rep. EUMETSAT, GERMANY
Susann Tegtmeier SPARC Rep. GEOMAR, Kiel, GERMANY
Brian Ward SOLAS Rep. National Uni. Ireland, IRELAND

Ex-officio

Pascal Lecomte CEOS-CGMS WG Climate  Rep. ESA Climate Office, UK
Wolfgang Wagner GCOS/WCRP TOPC Rep. TU Wien, AUSTRIA
Bernadette Sloyan GCOS/WCRP OOPC Rep. CSIRO, AUSTRALIA
John Wilkin GCOS/WCRP OOPC Rep. Rutgers University, USA
Kenneth Holmlund/Philip Jones GCOS/WCRP AOPC Rep. EUMETSAT, GERMANY/UEA, UK