The WIP is a WGCM subcommittee charged with coordinating infrastructure support for CMIP (see "Terms of Reference"). It works with projects funded to develop software and supporting infrastructure that facilitates access to and analysis of the CMIP model output. It defines specifications and standards that ensure model output is written in a common structure and format, and that it is archived and made accessible worldwide in a common way. More generally, the WIP provides guidance and oversees infrastructure development so that it will be fit for its purpose and meet the scientific needs of CMIP and other MIP projects.  

The WIP works closely with the WGCM CMIP Panel, which oversees the evolving design of the CMIP experiments and coordinates the various activities contributing to the science of CMIP.

The WIP maintains a website at

WIP panel members (as of January 2021)

Paul Durack (Co-chair)  PCMDI/LLNL USA; 2017-; Co-chair 2021-
Matthew Mizielinski (Co-chair) Met Office, UK; 2018-; Co-chair 2020-
Ghaleb Abdulla LLNL, USA; 2019-
Sasha Ames LLNL, USA; 2019-
Yuqi Bai Tsinghua University, China; 2018-
David Hassell NCAS, UK; 2019-
Martin Juckes STFC, UK; 2014-
Slava Kharin CCCma, Canada; 2014-
Michael Lautenschlager DKRZ, Germany; 2014-
Ruth Petrie NCAS, UK; 2019-; CDNOT Chair 2019-
Martina Stockhause DKRZ, Germany; 2019-
Karl Taylor PCMDI/LLNL USA; 2014-; Co-chair 2014-2020
Francesca Guglielmo IPSL, France; 2014-


Former members

V. Balaji Princeton/GFDL, USA; Co-chair 2014-2019
Luca Cinquini NASA, USA; 2014-2019
Cecilia Deluca NOAA, USA; 2014-2019
S├ębastien Denvil IPSL, France; 2014-2019; CDNOT Chair 2016-2019
Mark Elkington Met Office, UK, 2014-2017
Eric Guilyardi IPSL, France; 2014-2019
Bryan Lawrence NCAS, UK; 2014-2019
Dean Williams LLNL, USA; 2014-2019