New Directions for International Climate Research

The 10-year Strategic Plan of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

July 17, 2018 12:00 PM  to 
July 17, 2018 1:00 PM
C 8080


The World Climate Research Programme, sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the International Science Council (ISC) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, is developing a new Strategic Plan for the next 10 years.  The plan includes four Overarching Objectives:


1.Fundamental understanding of the climate system
2.Advancing predictive skill on timescales of up to a decade
3.Constraining projections on decadal to centennial timescales
4.Connecting climate science with policy and services


It will be followed by a more detailed Implementation Plan that will take into account some of the recommendations made by a recent international review of the Programme. The lecture will present the future directions of WCRP and outline how the Programme will partner with other research and service initiatives, as well as with funding agencies.  

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Sylvia A. Edgerton, (703) 292-8522, email:

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Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences

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