US CLIVAR Issues Call for Workshops and Working Groups
Requests are now being accepted for US CLIVAR sponsorship of workshops and new Working Groups for 2015. Submissions are encouraged from the U.S. climate science community with a due date of October 17.
US CLIVAR annually sponsors workshops of scientists to coordinate, develop, plan, and implement new or focused activities for the benefit of the scientific community and US CLIVAR. Workshops aim to assess state of knowledge, identify gaps, and discuss needs for future research directions and scientific activities. Workshops can serve as an initiation point in the planning process for future initiatives within the community. Workshops may be national or international in scope and participation.
- assessing existing or developing new data and modeling products and capabilities,
- eading community-wide analyses or syntheses of current state of understanding, and/or
- developing scientific and implementation recommendations on specific subjects for further consideration by US CLIVAR Panels and supporting agencies.
WGs should foster wider support of and participation in activities addressing critical scientific challenges and/or CLIVAR needs. WGs may also serve to facilitate joint activities between US CLIVAR and other national and/or international programs.
About US CLIVAR
The U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program (US CLIVAR) is a national research program investigating the behavior of the global climate system on time scales ranging from single seasons to hundreds of years, with an emphasis on the role of the ocean. The program contributes directly to USGCRP by coordinating and advancing U.S. research to improve the documentation, understanding, modeling, and prediction of global and regional climate variations. US CLIVAR also provides U.S. research and organizational contributions to the International CLIVAR Program of the World Climate Research Program under UN auspices. US CLIVAR is supported by USGCRP agencies including NASA, NOAA, NSF, DOE, and DOD's Office of Naval Research.