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WCRP Joint Scientific Committee Membership Call

WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations for membership of the World Climate Research Programme’s Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), for a four-year term from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2027.  

The JSC provides scientific guidance for all aspects of WCRP, aligned to its Strategic Plan 2019-2028 and with the overall aims and interests of its sponsoring organizations: the World Meteorological Organization, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and the International Science Council. Further information about the JSC and its responsibilities can be found on the WCRP website.   

JSC members are selected for their scientific knowledge, capability, and strategic vision. The JSC is an inclusive source of leadership for international climate research and seeks nominations of excellent scientists with a proven track record from around the globe. We particularly encourage nominations from women and from those in the Global South. For the upcoming membership term, we are looking to replace several previous members and their expertise.  

Full information and the nomination form are available on the WCRP website:

The deadline for (self-)nominations is 31 May 2022

6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models, ECMWF, 31 OCT – 4 NOV 2022

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 6th WGNE Workshop on Systematic Errors in Weather and Climate Models, ECMWF, Reading, 31 October to 4 November 2022. 

For more information see here.

Abstracts are due 31 May 2022.

The workshop brings together a wide range of experts on simulating the Earth System including atmosphere, ocean, waves, land-surface, atmospheric composition, cryosphere, and associated disciplines to advance the understanding of systematic simulation errors at all timescales. A particular emphasis is given to identifying errors in complex coupled systems and to understand their root causes. Progress in diagnosing and addressing systematic errors using a wide range of tools ranging from classical methods to advanced technologies such as data assimilation and machine learning / AI will be documented. The workshop will encourage an active discussion on relative merits of active development of physical models and parametrisations to address systematic errors versus bias correction methods. Please see the website for additional details on the topics of interest and format.

Early career researchers from selected countries will be able to enter a competition for best abstracts for oral presentations. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is pleased to offer funding for travel to ECMWF (UK) to the winners of the competition. Please see for details.

Join AICCRA workshops at Innovate4Climate

Join AICCRA workshops at Innovate4Climate

Led by the World Bank, Innovate4Climate is the preeminent global event on climate finance, climate investment and climate markets.

Through our two virtual workshops, Accelerating Impacts of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa (AICCRA) will share success stories in the transformation of African food systems under climate change.
    Explore all AICCRA events at Innovate4Climate    

Call for Papers – IPCC: dinosaur or dynamo for climate action?

Here is your chance to vent your thoughts on the IPCC! Glen Peters is one of the editors, together with two colleagues Elin Boasson (IPCC, Political Science) and Erlend Hermansen (science and technology studies, written lots on IPCC & decision making) and invites you to contribute your thoughts on the future of IPCC.

There will be a special issue on exactly this topic. It will be in a new journal, called Climate Action, which is angled a bit more to the social sciences. All sorts of contributions are possible (original research, reviews, perspective articles and case studies).

For more information follow the link to the website.

Abstracts for the hybrid iCACGP-IGAC 2022 Conference due May 31st

Abstract submissions are open for the iCACGP-IGAC 2022 hybrid conference, September 10-15 in Manchester, UK and virtually everywhere. 

More conference information at the website here!
Submit Abstracts here (note: will need to sign into Oxford Abstracts) Abstracts are due May 31st!
Conference Program and draft schedule here.
Applications for the Early Career Short Course here. Applications are due May 31st!
Registration costs here, registration to open soon.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and seeing you again in person or virtually to discuss international global atmospheric chemistry! 

Invitation to participate in 2022 GCOS Implementation Plan Public Review

GCOS invites all interested experts, from those making observations to those using the climate data, to review the 2022 GCOS Implementation Plan.

This report aims to guide the development and improvement of the global climate observing system. It is the latest in a series of similar plans produced every 5-6 years and will be presented to the UNFCCC later this year at COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Following this review all the comments will be examined by the GCOS expert panels and writing team before a final version is approved by the GCOS Steering Committee for submission to the UNFCCC, WMO and IOC.

The review opens on 2 May 2022 and closes on 3 June 2022.

You can pre-register for the review here.

CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) annual workshop: External versus internal variability on decadal and longer time scales

The International CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) plans to organize workshops annually. 

The workshop will consist of six weekly 2-hour sessions from September 12th to October 21st, 2022, including 4 oral sessions, 1 poster session and 1 final panel discussion. The sessions will be on each Wednesday with the timings varying to accommodate participation from different time zones.

The first CDP annual workshop will target our understanding of internal and externally forced variability in the climate system, their interaction on decadal timescales and longer, and the effects of variability on extreme events. We invite submissions on the topic with the aim of tackling the following overarching questions:

• How to isolate the relative contributions of external and internal variability to observed decadal and longer variability?

• How do the various external forcings modulate internal variability? 

• Progress in narrowing observational and modeling uncertainties in external and internal variability

• Effects of external and internal variability on extreme events

We welcome studies based on models (including SMILEs), theory, historical and proxy observations, novel methods (e.g., ensemble paleoclimate reanalysis). The goal of this workshop is to foster discussion that will stimulate focused research on this important topic.

For more information visite the CLIVAR website here.

Nominations for new IGAC SSC members open

IGAC welcomes nominations and self-nominations to its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from the international community. Serving on the IGAC SSC is ideal for well-established mid to senior career scientists. IGAC is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 SSC. For 2023, nominations for scientists working in Europe (particularly Eastern Europe) are strongly encouraged. Additionally, we are seeking SSC members that are interested in advancing IGAC’s new mission goal of engaging society. In addition to scientists, this could also include nominees from the social sciences or health communities who are engaged with the atmospheric chemistry community to address the societal impact of emissions and chemistry.
Nominations will be accepted until 30 May 2022. For information on serving on the IGAC SSC, please see The Expectations and Role of IGAC SSC Members.
IGAC accepts both nominations and self-nominations.  Please see below the requirements for each type of nomination.
Requirements to nominate someone to the IGAC SSC:

  • Fill out the IGAC SSC Nomination Form.
  • Upload the nominees CV and publication list (if not part of the CV).
  • Upload a statement from the nominee on “Why do you want to serve on the IGAC SSC and what will you bring to IGAC?” The statement should be ~300 words or less.
  • Recently, IGAC has changed its mission statement to include ‘engaging with society’ as one of IGAC’s four main goals (in addition to advancing knowledge, fostering community, and building capacity). Upload a short (200 words or less) statement from the nominee on how they envision IGAC engaging with society
  • Provide in the form a reason for the nomination.

Requirements for self-nomination to the IGAC SSC:

  • Fill out the IGAC SSC Self-Nomination Form.
  • Upload you CV and publication list (if not part of the CV).
  • Upload a letter of support from someone in the international scientific community.
  • Provide a statement on “Why do you want to serve on the IGAC SSC and what will you bring to IGAC?”. The statement should be ~300 words or less.
  • Recently, IGAC has changed its mission statement to include ‘engaging with society’ as one of IGAC’s four main goals (in addition to advancing knowledge, fostering community, and building capacity). Upload a short (200 words or less) statement on how you envision IGAC engaging with society

Please keep in mind that IGAC strives to have an SSC with diversity in geographical representation, gender, and expertise. To view current SSC members and their expertise, visit

For more information on the role and expectations of SSC members, please feel free to contact the IGAC Director, Langley DeWitt (gro.t1652978099cejor1652978099pcagi1652978099@yelg1652978099nal1652978099).