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Director WCRP Visit the State Oceanic Administration of China 11.11.2014

 NEWS2Dr. David Carlson, Director of WCRP and Valery Detemmerman, Executive Director of International CLIVAR Global Project Office, visited the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of China and met with Dr. Zhang Haiwen, Director General of International Cooperation Department, SOA... read more

International CLIVAR Global Project Office Established in Qingdao, China 06.11.2014

NEWS1International CLIVAR Global Project Office (ICGPO) has been officially operating at the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State Oceanic Administration (SOA), in Qingdao, China, since September 1st, 2014. With the generous support of SOA, China, four officers are on location at the ICGPO.... read more

The CORDEX International Project Office Established at SMHI 23.10.2014


SMHI has been chosen as the host of the new International Project Office for Regional Climate Modelling, more specifically for CORDEX. The Office will support the development of climate models and projections of future climate, facilitate cooperation among countries in regions, and promote knowledge exchange and capacity building with particular focus on developing countries... read more

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Science Highlights

Call for Nominations to 2014 WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 26.09.2014

In recognition of the essential role model development plays to weather and climate science, the WCRP and WWRP are establishing the “WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development”. The deadline for nominations is 15 November 2014... read more

Open Call for Nomination to SOLAS International Steering Committee 04.09.2014

SOLAS is calling for nominations to its International Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). The SSC sets the scientific direction and priorities of the project and is supported by the SOLAS International Project Office in its tasks. Members are appointed for a 3-year term and meet in person once per year... read more

Survey on Permafrost Research Priorities 15.07.2014

permafrostCliC and the International Permafrost Association are seeking inputs from the community for identifying the top priorities in permafrost research. The process will span much of 2014 and will result in a short publication. The document shall become the benchmark against which permafrost research should be gauged starting in 2015... Click Here to the survey and background information

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WMO Global Framework for Climate Services

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IOC Framework for Ocean Observing