World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

Programme mondial de recherches sur le climat (PMRC)
Programa Mundial de Investigaciones Climaticas (PMIC)

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History

1979, as a joint programme of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Council for Science (ICSU). Contribution of Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) managed by Joint SCOR/IOC Committee on Climatic Changes and the Ocean (CCCO), which ceased to exist in 1992, when Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) joined WMO and ICSU in co-sponsoring WCRP under a revised Agreement, which came into effect on 1 Jan 1993. WCRP had taken over activities of Global Atmospheric Research Programme (GARP), which ceased to exist on 1 Jan 1980, when WMO/ICSU Agreement came into effect. Since July 2018, International Science Council (ISC) replaced ICSU as sponsoring organization. Scientific guidance is provided by the Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research Programme (JSC/WCRP) -- Comité scientifique mixte pour le programme mondial de recherches climatiques, also referred to as Joint WMO/ICSU/IOC Scientific Committee (JSC) -- Comité scientifique mixte OMM/CIUS/COI.

Aims

Increase humankind's ability to understand and predict climate; help the global climate research community create a scientific foundation for meeting the increasing demand in several socio-economic sectors for relevant climate information; develop fundamental scientific understanding of the physical climate, of its temporal variations; assess indications from past records of significant regional and global trends and the extent of human influence on climate; investigate the basic physical processes that play a fundamental role in the climate system; develop physical/mathematical models to simulate the climate system and provide quantitative prediction of climate variations and long-term change; observe and monitor components of the climate system, especially by means of satellite systems; draw together national scientific activities to provide a global perspective on aspects of the climate system which would otherwise not be available.

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English.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 13 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

F9983

Last News Received

2013
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