David Carlson Appointed Director of WCRP Joint Planning Staff

WCRP Sponsors are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David Carlson as Director of the Joint Planning Staff. Dr. Carlson devoted the majority of his career in coordinating international science. He was the Director of the International Project Office for TOGA in the 90' and of the International Polar Year more recently. The JPS is looking forward to working with him starting from June 2014.


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Griffies receives the 2014 EGU Fridtjof Nansen Medal

We are very proud and happy to announce that Stephen Griffies (NOAA/GFDL), SSG member and former long term WGOMD member and Chair, has been awarded the 2014 EGU Fridtjof Nansen Medal for his outstanding contribution and leadership in ocean general circulation model development and critical insights in the physical nature and parameterisation of ocean processes.


Pascale completed a PhD in statistical methods to compare tropical ocean models to observations. She then moved into the field of palaeoclimate modelling and joined the Paleoclimate Modelling group at Laboratoire de Modélisation du Climat et de l’Environnement (now Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement). Her interests have included understanding the mechanisms of the Asian and African monsoon amplifications during the Holocene and into the last interglacial period.

Annalisa is a co-Chair of the SSG. She received her PhD in Geophysics and Oceanography from the University of Genoa in 2000. From 2000 – 2002 she worked at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a postdoctoral scholar before moving to the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste for 3 years.