David Carlson Appointed Director of WCRP Joint Planning Staff

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.

 

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Prof. Tim Palmer Awarded Prestigious Dirac Medal (03.07.2014)

 

img mid 63413Professor Tim Palmer, former co-chair of CLIVAR SSG, has been honoured in this year's Institute of Physics Awards for the development of probabilistic weather and climate prediction systems. Awarding Professor Palmer the Dirac Medal 2014, which recognises outstanding contributions in theoretical physics, is a recognition of the importance of the fields of weather and climate for all sections of society... read more

 

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Future Earth to Get Globally Distributed Secretariat (02.07.2014)

Future Earth will have a new secretariat with a unique and innovative structure that spans three continents. The preferred bidders comprises five global hubs which will function as a single entity, and are located in Canada, France, Japan, Sweden and United States. This includes a series of regional hubs, from which it is expected new regional networks will develop, these covers, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and Asia. The secretariat will support five core functions: coordination, communication and outreach, research enabling, capacity building, synthesis and foresight... read more

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Former WCRP Director Receives AGU Ambassador Award (27.06.2014)

 

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Dr. Ghassem Asrar, former WCRP Director, has been named a 2014 Ambassador for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in recognition for "outstanding contributions to societal impact, service to Earth and space community, scientific leadership and promotion of talent/career pool. " The Award honors up to five outstanding scientific leaders per year... read more

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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: http://www.wmo.int/pages/vacancies/documents/1869-d_en.pdf. Applications are accepted through the WMO's Personal History Form at: http://www.wmo.int/pages/vacancies/

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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

See Conference Flyer at: http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/media-gallery/882-wcrp-lac-conf Visit the website at: http://www.cima.fcen.uba.ar/WCRP/

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