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Postdoctoral Research Scholar Impacts on Earth Systems, National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, Virginia (US)

The National Institute of Aerospace, working with NASA Langley Research Center, in the United-States,  is opening a Postdoctoral position in Earth Science to study the impacts of volcanic eruptions, fires and pollution on stratospheric composition and climate.

For more informations see here: INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS or visit the website: Recruitment (

SPARC Training School on “Climate Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence in the Global South” at University of Rwanda on October 29th-31st

WCRP SPARC is sponsoring a 3-day training school on “Climate Data Science & Artificial Intelligence in the Global South” from October 29 to 31 at the University of Rwanda – College of Science and Technology. The training school is scheduled to follow the WCRP Open Science Conference in Kigali from October 22 to 28, which will attract climate researchers from around the world.

The training school is organized by Dr Mohamadou A. Diallo, Prof. Amadou T. Gaye, Prof. Michaela I. Hegglin and Prof. Ted Shepherd as part of the SPARC Outreach Panel in collaboration with the University of Rwanda. We are targeting Early-Career Scientists (i.e. BSc, MSc and PhD students, as well
as postdoctoral fellows) from all over the world who are attending the WCRP OSC in Kigali, as well as local students and researchers. Participation may be limited (30 places), and ECS applications from the Global South are particularly encouraged.

Participation in the training school is free of charge. Coffee breaks, lunches and accommodation are also included, as well as a social evening. Financial assistance is available for those who need to cover the cost of flight changes for at least a limited number of ECSs.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2023. For applications, please send an email to Mohamadou A. Diallo (*protected email*) at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany and include information on your background, university, country of origin as well as how you think this training school will help you in your current or future projects.

Or contact the organizers: Mohamadou Diallo from Forschungszentrum Jülich.

AGU 2023 Session – Climate forcing: quantifying the roles and responses of anthropogenic and natural climate drivers

Please join us at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting 2023 for our “Climate forcing: quantifying the roles and responses of anthropogenic and natural climate drivers” session (GC027).
The conference will run in-person and virtually this year from Monday to Friday, 11-15 December 2023 in San Francisco, CA, USA, 8:30am-7:30pm Pacific Standard Time.

Session Description:

This session highlights research quantifying and assessing uncertainties in forcing agent evolution and their climate influence using Earth System Model simulations, or Earth observations. We invite contributions on all aspects of climate forcing research, including the development of historical and future forcing time-series, analyses that use idealized, single-, multi-model approaches or emulators, or observational methods to evaluate climate responses. We are especially interested in studies that examine the responses to forcing changes through time, using the current (CMIP6) or previous CMIP phases. Research that considers multiple components of the climate system (the ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, land surface/subsurface, and biology) and provides evidence for linkages and coherent forced responses is highly encouraged.

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday 2nd August 2023, 23:59 EDT/US Instructions and abstract submissions: or

EXTENSION – Early Bird deadline: WCRP Open Science Conferenc

The deadline for early bird registration for the WCRP Open Science Conference has been extended! New deadline: 25 July 2023 

Register now and take advantage of this extension: 

Plenary and parallel session speaker line-ups is available in the OSC programme. Pre-registration for side events with a limited number of participants is also open now. 

Please share this announcement widely within your networks. Attached you can find an artwork that you can also use in your social media channels. Please use #WCRPOSC23 so we can create a buzz to get this message out! 

AGU Fall Meeting 2023

Please note that AGU Fall Meeting (11-15 December 2023) sessions that are co-sponsored by WCRP are now listed on our website:

The abstract submission deadline is 2 August 2023.

Please note that there will be a WCRP Union Session at the Fall Meeting this year: Future prospects for climate science in the decade ahead: Lessons learned from the WCRP Kigali Open Science Conference

More details will be made available in due course. 

If any WCRP activities plan to meet at AGU this year, please let us know. We have heard of several tentative plans and there may be value in coordinating. 

Climate stories: dealing with uncertainty

Tuesday July 25th 11:00-12:30 Arg | 14:00-15:30 UTC 

This webinar is the second one in the webinar series “Actionable Climate Knowledge” from the Argentinean Hub of the My Climate Risk Lighthouse Activity. In this webinar we will focus on a topic of growing interest: the study of climate storylines. Through two research experiences in Argentina, we will show different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches that try to respond to the following challenge: how to build socially relevant climate information to face the challenges posed by climate change.  

Julia Mindlin (CIMA-UBA-CONICET-IFAECI-CNRS-IRD, Argentina) 

Assessment of plausible changes in Climatic Impact-drivers relevant for the viticulture sector: a storyline approach with a climate service perspective 

M. Florencia Fossa Riglos (PERyG-CESIA-EIDAES/UNSAM, Argentina) 

Climate storylines as a disputed field of meanings: an interdisciplinary approach 

Register here:

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Hub CONICET-Argentina, My Climate Risk – World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) moc.l1702325086iamg@1702325086anitn1702325086egra.1702325086buh.r1702325086cm1702325086 

1st IGAC ECR remote conference – November 17th, 2023

The newly established IGAC Early Career Scientific Steering committee invites you to save November 17th, 2023, for the first IGAC ECR remote conference which will take place across three time zones.
In each time zone, there will be invited speakers, vPICO style and poster presentations, early career relevant workshops and networking opportunities. A conference by and for early career researchers of the IGAC community, opened to all to attend.

Free registration (everyone) and abstract submission (early careers only) to come soon.

Platforms: Gather Town and Zoom.

The next iCACGP-IGAC Conference will be held from 9-13 September 2024 in Kuala Lumpur. An Early Career Short Course will be held 6-8 September 2024. More information to come soon here

Plans for two new WCRP Lighthouse Activities

We are excited to announce that planning is in place to launch two new Lighthouse Activities later in 2023. The new Lighthouses will focus on advancing our understanding of precipitation (to be called the Global Precipitation Experiment (GPEX)) and on research into the potential effects of climate intervention. Initial scoping of both activities showed that they will offer exciting opportunities for ambitious and transdisciplinary research to meet society’s urgent need for robust and actionable climate information.