- The Science
- CLIVAR Research Foci
- CLIVAR Imperatives
- CLIVAR Endorsed Projects & Activities
- CLIVAR Objectives
- CLIVAR Successes
- WCRP Science
- Panels and Working Groups
- PAGES/CLIVAR Intersection Working Group
- CCl/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)
- Global Synthesis and Observations Panel (GSOP)
- WGCM/CLIVAR Working Group on Ocean Model Development (WGOMD)
- Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP)
- Atlantic Implementation Panel (AIP)
- CLIVAR-GEWEX Africa Climate Panel (ACP)
- CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Panel (IOP)
- Pacific Panel (PP)
- CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Panel (SOP)
- Variability of the American Monsoon Systems (VAMOS)
- National Programmes
- Job opportunities
- Early Career Scientists
Write-up of the 33rd Session of WCRP's Joint Scientific Committee - A CLIVAR Perspective
The 33rd Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) took place in Beijing, China, 17-20 July 2012. The meeting was attended by 50 participants, including JSC members, core project chairs and directors, and representatives from WCRP’s sponsors, partners, and funding organisations.
An important goal of the meeting was to further refine the WCRP grand challenges first identified at the extraordinary JSC session in Boulder, CO, USA, 29-30 October 2011. Further aims of the JSC meeting were to address the scope and function of the modeling and data councils, to review the activities and structure of the four WCRP core projects – CLIVAR, GEWEX, SPARC and CliC – and to move towards a decision on project names and future directions within the context of an evolving WCRP.
Finally, WCRP support of the Global Framework for Climate Services, sustained ocean observations, and Future Earth, was discussed.
A short write-up on this meeting is provided here, to summarise some key decisions pertinent to CLIVAR.