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World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

WCRP was established in 1980 under the joint sponsorship of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) , and, since 1993, also by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO to determine the predictability of climate and to determine the effect of human activities on climate. WCRP facilitates analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change to make it possible to use this predictive knowledge in developing adaptation and mitigation strategies. Such strategies assist the global communities in responding to the impacts of climate variability and change on major social and economic sectors including food security, energy and transport, environment, health and water resources. WCRP organizes meetings, workshops and conferences to coordinate and facilitate climate research. CliC is one of the four current core projects of WCRP.

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Host Institution - Norwegian Polar Institute

Since 1928 NPI conducted systematic surveys and scientific studies of polar regions on behalf of the Norwegian government. NPI is dedicated to scientific research, mapping and environmental monitoring in the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. The institute advises Norwegian authorities on matters concerning polar issues, and is Norway’s competent environmental authority in Antarctica.
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