Mike SparrowCliC is happy to welcome Michael Sparrow as the new WCRP Joint Planning Staff (JPS) Senior Scientific Officer, in charge of CliC, the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) project, and Sea Level and Cryosphere Grand Challenges, succeeding Vladimir Ryabinin.

Mike served as Executive Director for SCAR – Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research for the last five years, and Executive officer before that. Previous to moving to the SCAR Secretariat in 2007, Mike was based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, working for the CLIVAR project, where he was responsible for coordinating CLIVAR’s interests in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic region as well as in Africa. Mike is a Southern Ocean physical oceanographer, with a PhD in Oceanography, a Masters degree in Atmospheric Sciences and a Bachelor in Physics.

CliC looks forward to working with Mike in his new position at WCRP. Please join us in welcoming him!