The primary objective of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is to better understand past, present, and future climate changes arising from natural, unforced variability or in response to changes in forcing in a multi-model context. Successive generations of CMIP have seen the project grow in scope, with increasing process-specific Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs) to better address specific scientific questions, while continuing to play a critical role in the IPCC Assessment Reports.

Based on the outcomes of the recent CMIP6 Community Survey the CMIP panel is seeking to identify ways to increase the project's scientific and societal relevance, improve accessibility, widen participation, and reduce its own carbon footprint within the limits of available financial and human resources. This can only be achieved if a broad and diverse community, bridging traditional divides, is involved in the planning and definition of the future CMIP.

Therefore, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Earth System Modelling and Observations (ESMO) project, through its Working Group on Coupled Models’ (WGCM) CMIP panel and WGCM infrastructure panel (WIP), is establishing a number of Task Teams to support the design, scope, and definition of the next phase of CMIP and evolution of CMIP infrastructure and future operationalisation.

Open call for membership

This open call is an invitation to enthusiastic and motivated individuals from across the community, and beyond, to join the CMIP7 Task Teams and contribute to the future direction of CMIP.

Applications are open for the following Task Teams - please read the linked Call Texts for further information on the aims and objectives of each Task Team, and the relevant point of contact.

Further Task Teams are being developed and will be opened for applications soon.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via this form

  • Before 18:00 UTC on 2nd October 2022 for
    • Climate Data Request
    • Climate Model Benchmarking
    • Climate Model Documentation
    • Climate Data Citation
    • Climate Forcings
  • Before 18:00 UTC on 14th October 2022 for
    • Strategic Ensemble Design


These are not paid roles. Most meetings will be online; however, a limited amount of travel support may be available for in person meetings if required.

Diversity and inclusion

WCRP embraces diversity, demands equality, and builds capacity for the future with a commitment to inclusive and representative teams across all areas of activity, including the development of these CMIP Task Teams.

Contact and further information

Please contact the CMIP-IPO (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions or require further information.