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New Mailing List and Calendar for Prediction and Predictability in Polar Regions

Arctic and Antarctic weather and climate prediction and predictability issues are high up on the polar (research) communities' agenda. A vast amount of information is available in different media. To help connect sending and receiving parties, a dedicated electronic mailing list tailored to people interested in Arctic and Antarctic prediction and predictability is being set up.  We will strive to keep you informed about upcoming events, recent findings, new papers and developments.

We have also created a calendar to help coordinate activities as well:

To be added to the mailing list or add an event to the calendar, please send an email to info@climate-cryosphere.org with the subject line: subscribe prediction mailing list (or event).

Members of the list will be able to post directly. If you are not a member and you would like to send something, please send your message to Stefanie Klebe (Stefanie.Klebe@awi.de) from the Polar Prediction Project International Coordination Office.

For more information, contact

Jenny Baeseman, Director Climate & Cryosphere Project (CliC)
Stefanie Klebe, ICO for the Polar Prediction Project

Permanent position as Executive Officer for the CliC International Project Office

The Climate and the Cryosphere (CliC) Project and the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) invite applications for a permanent position as Executive Officer for the CliC International Project Office.

As a core project of the World Climate Research Programme, the "Climate and Cryosphere" project encourages and promotes research into the cryosphere and its interactions as part of the global climate system. It seeks to focus attention on the most important issues, encourage communication between researchers with common interests in cryospheric and climate science, promote international co-operation, and highlight the importance of this field of science to policy makers, funding agencies, and the general public. CliC also publishes significant findings regarding the role of the cryosphere in climate, and recommends directions for future study. The CliC International Project Office is hosted by the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI).

The application deadline is 7th October 2014.
More information on CliC is available at www.climate-cryosphere.org and www.wcrp-climate.org.
More information about the Norwegian Polar Institute can be found at www.npolar.no.
Download the job description and application information at http://tinyurl.com/clic-exec-officer

Work content

The Executive Officer responsibilities include general office administration and include tasks such as:

  • planning and preparation of CliC meetings and events;
  • compilation of documents, plans and reports;
  • communication and outreach of the project and the general cryosphere;
  • ensuring the timely flow of pertinent information (through the project newsletter, website, publications and other means;
  • maintenance of the projects's website
  • managing the project budget and other duties as required;

The CliC Executive Officer is a member of the NPI`s Research Department staff and reports to the Director of CliC International Project Office, which serves as an extension of the World Climate Research Programme’s Joint Planning Staff. The Executive Officer is expected to integrate into and actively interact with the cryosphere research community at NPI.


Candidates must have a higher education in environmental, natural science, science policy or other related field. In addition, we are looking for the following qualifications:

  • the ability to communicate effectively with a range of project stake-holders, including scientists, students, science policy experts, data and information managers, funding agencies and managers of scientific programmes and institutes;
  • experience with managing project budgets;
  • experience with managing websites;
  • writing, communication and outreach experience through multiple forms of media (print, web, video, etc);
  • efficient organizational and multi-tasking skills;
  • experience with planning meetings and events;
  • experience writing meeting reports and related documents;
  • readiness to work with national/international sources and associated processes for funding scientific programmes and technical projects;
  • a broad interest in the fields of climate and the cryosphere

Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English are required. The ability to work in Norwegian or other Scandinavian language is considered an asset. Those who do not speak Norwegian or other Scandinavian language will be expected to learn it within a reasonable amount of time. The Norwegian Polar Institute covers necessary language courses.


The work place is the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Norway. The salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate, under the Norwegian state salary code 1408, scale 50–57 (currently 429,700–482,800 NOK per year). Travelling, both nationally and internationally, may be required. The position is open immediately.

Tromsø is a city of 70.000 residents situated in northern Norway at nearly 70°N.Tromsø is known as a good place to experience the midnight sun, polar night, varied outdoor activities and a lively cultural and entertainment environment. It is also a major, and expanding, center for research, with numerous government and private research institutions and a major university.

The Norwegian State Administration strives to mirror the diversity of its population and thereby achieve a balanced mix of age, gender and ethnic backgrounds among its employees. All qualified candidates with different backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Norwegian Polar Institute is an IW-enterprise and adjustments will be made to the workplace regarding health issues, if necessary.

Further inquiries about the position may be directed to the Director of the Climate and Cryosphere International Project Office Dr. Jenny Baeseman, tel. +47 482 18 095, e-mail: jbaeseman@gmail.com, section leader of Oceans and Sea Ice Dr. Sebastian Gerland, tel. +47 77 75 05 54, e-mail: gerland@npolar.no or Research Director Nalân Koç, tel. +47 77 75 05 30, e-mail: koc@npolar.no.

The application deadline is 7th October 2014. The application with all relevant qualifications and experience, a complete curriculum vitae, a cover letter/statement (2 pages maximum) describing what the applicant would bring to this job and which personal skills and experience would allow him/her to meet the selection criteria, and the names and contact details of at least three references must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no.. Please do not include text or copies of articles or other work in the application, but note that it may be requested later in the process.

All applications are handled in confidentially until the application deadline. Thereafter, a public list of applicants will be prepared. Applicants who wish to reserve their applications from the public list must give reasons for this when submitting their applications. Information about an applicant can be made public even if the applicant has requested not be included from the public list of applicants, cf. Freedom of Information Act, Section 25, 2nd paragraph.


A new version of the IITM-RegCM4 RCP4.5 outputs for the period 2006-2060

A new version of the IITM-RegCM4 RCP4.5 outputs for the period 2006-2060 is generated after removing the data gaps
reported by many users.

This monthly and daily datasets are available for download from CCCR-IITM ftp server:

Follow the Terms of use agreement for CORDEX model output given at:

In publications that rely on the CORDEX model output, please appropriately credit the data
providers by an acknowledgement similar to section (c) in this document.

The climate modelling groups who have produced and made available their model output are listed in the Table.

Contact: cccroutreach@tropmet.res.in

CORDEX Southeast Asia science and training workshop

17-20 November 2014 - Citeko Bogor (Indonesia)


The 1st WCRP CORDEX science and training workshop in Southeast Asia will be held during 17-21 November 2014 in BMKG Training Center, Citeko Bogor, Indonesia, jointly supported and organized by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), WCRP, APN (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research), MAIRS (Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National University of Malaysia (UKM). The training workshop is aimed at young scientists who conduct research in regional climate downscaling and climate change impact assessment. Scientific papers on various topics listed below are solicated from scientists within and outside the region.


Important dates

Application and registration starts: 20 August 2014
Deadline for workshop application and registration: 1 Oct 2013
Confirmation of participation: 8 Oct 2013
Workshop: 17-20 Nov. 2014

International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC) hosted at SMHI


After an independent evaluation, WCRP are pleased to announce that the Swedish Meteorological & Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has been selected as the host of the new International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC). The office is expected to be up and running by late 2014 (read more...)