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.


Masa’s work deals with understanding paleoclimates, and in particular the climate of the last glacial period, by modelling these climates and comparing model results with paleo-climatic and paleo-environmental reconstructions.