Scientific partnership with WCRP

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Recognizing the convergence in their scientific interests and activities and the potential for substantial mutual collaboration, PAGES and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) have formed a scientific partnership aimed at strengthening ties between the two organizations at several levels.

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is an international research programme co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Council for Science (ICSU). Its mission is to facilitate the analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change, for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit, and value to society. WCRP’s two overarching objectives of are to determine the predictability of climate and the effect of human activities on climate.

DSCN6963-jsc-web.jpgFollowing the signing of the partnership agreement at WCRP’s recent Joint Science Committee Meeting, a small scoping committee from the WCRP and PAGES communities will begin to explore opportunities for collaboration through activities of mutual interest that focus on the enhancement of climate and paleoclimate research.

These activities might include workshops, ad hoc or ongoing shared working groups or panels, jointly sponsored and produced reports or assessments, convergent and interoperable data sets and databases, integrated models, joint sessions at international conferences, collaborative proposals, public outreach and education, or other activities or products of mutual interest.

Read the scientific partnership agreement here.