Call for Nominations: World Climate Research Program, Joint Scientific Committee Membership


World Climate Research Program


The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is seeking self-nominations for membership of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) notably from social and economic scientists.


The JSC of the WCRP provides scientific guidance for all aspects of WCRP, aligned to the overall aims and interests of the sponsoring organizations: the World Meteorological Organization, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and the International Science Council. For more information on the WCRP’s objectives, please see the WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028. One of these objectives is the bridging of climate science and society, particularly to support innovation in the generation of decision-relevant information and knowledge about the evolving Earth system.

Nomination process

WCRP is calling for self-nominations for membership of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), for a four-year term from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024. For the upcoming membership term, self-nominations are sought from the social and economical sciences, in order to better address the interactions of the climate system with humanity. JSC members advise WCRP in a personal capacity, independent of their organizations or countries. The JSC is an inclusive source of leadership for international climate research and seeks nominations of mid- to senior-career researchers from around the globe. You can self-nominate by filling out the JSC Membership Nomination Form.  The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2020.

Selection criteria

JSC members are selected for their scientific knowledge, capability, and breadth of vision. The membership of the JSC includes not only a balanced representation of relevant disciplines in the Earth Sciences (atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological, and cryospheric sciences), but also their connections to humanity.

Special Notes

Please refer to the Office of Research COVID-19 web-page for directives related to research at the University of Guelph.

Please note that the Government of Canada will not be able to fund your participation in the WCRP – JSC should you be selected.

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