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336 WCRP Climate Research Forum

9 June 2021, 09:00 - 12:30 Central European Summer Time - Online

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) local organizing committee for the Europe and Western Asia region warmly invites you to the upcoming WCRP Climate Research Forum on "Climate research priorities for the next decade." 

This Forum will begin with an overview of WCRP from the Chair and Vice Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (the scientific steering body of WCRP), Detlef Stammer and Helen Cleugh, followed by presentations highlighting key WCRP Activities, including several of the WCRP Core Projects, the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), the Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX), and the WCRP Lighthouse Activities (My Climate Risk, Safe Landing Climates, Explaining and Predicting Earth System Change, and the WCRP Academy).  

This will be followed by two moderated panel discussions: 

Panel 1: Opportunities to broaden WCRP science engagement

Panelists will include: 

  • Wendy Broadgate, Future Earth Global Hub Director, Sweden 
  • Alexander Chernokulsky, Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Russia 
  • Panos Hadjinicolaou, Climate and Atmosphere Research Center, The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus 
  • Orli Lachmy, Open University of Israel, Israel 
  • Gaby Langendijk, GERICS Climate Service Center, Germany and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) Community 

Panel 2: Opportunities to strengthen support for WCRP science

Panelists will include: 

  • Antonios Gypakis, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Greece
  • Susanne Mecklenburg, European Space Agency (ESA), UK
  • Jean-Noël Thépaut, Copernicus Services, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), UK 
  • Philippe Tulkens, Climate and Planetary Boundaries Unit, European Commission, Belgium 
  • Sarah Webb, Natural Environment Research Council, UK 

This is the fifth in a series of online Climate Research Forums, aimed at exchanging ideas, discussing new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and exploring ways that our climate science community of scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users can engage towards building “a world that uses sound, relevant, and timely climate science to ensure a more resilient present and sustainable future for humankind.”  

The Forum is without charge and is open to all, but we do ask that you register. 

Further information and details of how to register

The Forum will be recorded, and the recording will be posted online on the WCRP webpage after the event.

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