The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has set a new milestone by establishing the International CLIVAR Global Project Office (ICGPO) at the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) of the State Oceanographic Administration (SOA) in the lovely seaside city of Qingdao, China. This is the first time China hosts a WCRP international project office.
Detlef Stammer, CLIVAR SSG co-chair, and several other members of our CLIVAR community have been elected as 2014 AGU Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes AGU members who have attained acknowledged eminence in the Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by a Union- wide committee of Fellows.
The First WCRP-ICTP Summer School on Attribution and Prediction of Extreme Events, also co-organised by CLIVAR, was a success in Trieste. The 35 participants, out of 236 applications, from several countries, had two weeks of interactions with lecturers from leading research institutes around the world.
WCRP Sponsors are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Carlson as Director of the Joint Planning Staff. Dr. Carlson devoted the majority of his career in coordinating international science. He was the Director of the International Project Office for TOGA in the 90' and of the International Polar Year more recently. The JPS is looking forward to working with him starting from June 2014.
The final report of the WCRP VAMOS/CORDEX Workshop on LatinAmerica and Caribbean CORDEX LAC: Phase II – The Caribbean, hosted by the Oficina Nacional de Meteorologia (ONAMET) at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic during 9-11 April 2014 is now available for donwload.