David Carlson– CliC is one of the 4 core projects of WCRP

WCRP sponsors are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Carlson as Director of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Joint Planning staff (JPS). 

Many of the cryosphere community may know Dr. Carlson from his work directing the International Programme Office for the International Polar Year 2007-2008. IPY, with more than 50,000 participants from 60 nations, stimulated a wide range of geophysical, biological and social science research at a critical time for Polar Regions. 
 
Dr. Carlson holds a PhD in Oceanography and led successful research on upper ocean physics and chemistry, oceanic microbiology and carbon cycling, and marine chemical ecology at Oregon State University. He has devoted more than 15 years to international science: in 1990-94 as the Director of the International Project Office for the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere programme (TOGA); and after that as the Director of Atmospheric Technology for the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, supporting climate, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology research around the world. Dr. Carlson is currently serving as Chief Editor for Earth System Science Data, a journal he founded with Dr. Han Pfeiffenberger. 

We are looking forward to Dave joining the WCRP community in June.