The WCRP Modelling Advisory Council (WMAC) was closed at the end of 2020.

The Joint Scientific Committee of WCRP, at its extraordinary JSC 2011 meeting in October 2011 in Boulder, Colorado U.S.A., confirmed the establishment of a WCRP Modelling Advisory Council (WMAC) to strengthen the coordination and synergies between the various modelling efforts across the program.

The Mission of WMAC is to coordinate high-level aspects of modelling across WCRP, ensuring cooperation with main WCRP partners such as World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), and acting as a single entry point for all WCRP modelling activities.

The establishment of WMAC resulted from consideration of evaluations and findings from numerous groups and events including the OceanObs’09 Conference; the Framework for Ocean Observing; the ICSU Visioning Process and the Belmont Forum and the subsequent creation of Future Earth; the World Climate Conference-3 and the subsequent establishment of the Global Framework for Climate Services; and the recent WCRP Open Science Conference focusing on “Climate Research in Service to Society”, and calling for ‘actionable science’ and closer connection with decision makers.