CliC’s parent organization, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), was established over 30 years ago (in 1980), under the joint sponsorship of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) , and, since 1993, has also been sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC of UNESCO).
CliC is one of 4 core project of WCRP. In this section, learn more about our sister projects, sponsors, and more. Check out upcoming WCRP events and find out what has been happening lately.

1: Improve knowledge and understanding of past polar climate variations (100+ years)

Co-leads: Sarah Gille (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA) and Julie Jones (University of Sheffield, UK)

The goal of theme 1 is to understand changes in the polar regions that are occurring and the processes behind them by considering a variety of resources that are available from the last century and longer in a unified, multi-disciplinary way. Theme participants will bring together estimates of past behavior in the polar regions, such as instrumental and proxy data records, modeling, and reanalyses techniques, in an optimal manner, to obtain estimates of past variability and change. These efforts can also help in the design of optimized observing systems for detecting and attributing changes, and quantifying the impact of maintaining or obtaining certain observations. We intend to identify new data records of the 20th century that have recently become available, which are especially important in the presatellite era. Models can potentially be used to enhance state reconstructions through forward data simulations.

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Job Announcement – Director, World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is seeking to appoint a new Director to take up duty on January 1st, 2014. Based in Geneva. Deadline for application is 5 November 2013. Detailed information is available through the WCRP website. Full vacancy notice at: Applications are accepted through the WMO's Personal History Form at:

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WCRP Conference: Developing, linking and applying climate knowledge

The WCRP Conference for Latin America and Caribbean: Developing, Linking and Applying Climate Knowledge will be held from 17–21 March 2014, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Deadline for Abstract Submission for Those Requesting Travel Support and Deadline Request for Travel Support is OCTOBER 21, 2013

Conference Themes are:
•Water & Energy
•Agriculture and ecosystems , Climate risk management approaches, methods, and experiences
•Human Health
•Coastal Zones
•Urban environments – Cities
•Climate monitoring, prediction and predictability
•Coastal Zones

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About the World Climate Research Program

The man objectives of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) set at its inception and still valid today, are to determine the predictability of climate and to determine the effect of human activities on climate.

Since 1980, the WCRP has made enormous contributions to advancing climate science (25th Anniversary Brochure). As a result of WCRP efforts, it is now possible for climate scientists to monitor, simulate and project global climate with unprecedented accuracy so that climate information can be used for governance, in decision-making and in support of a wide range of practical end-user applications.

In 2005, after 25 years of serving science and society, the WCRP, in collaboration with the broader scientific community, developed and launched the WCRP Strategy Framework 2005-2015. Implementing this strategy will ensure that WCRP continues to work efficiently and effectively towards strengthening our knowledge and increasing our capabilities with regard to climate variability and change.

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