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In conjunction with the Sixteenth Session of WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl-16) and the 35th Meeting of the Joint Scientific Committee of World Climate Research Programme

30 June – 2 July 2014, Heidelberg, Germany



This technical conference, organized on the eve of the sixteenth session of the Commission for Climatology and the thirty-fifth annual meeting of the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of WCRP, is therefore devoted to reviewing CLIPS activities and determining its legacy, as well as considering the relevant research and operational aspects to provide guidance for future CCl/WCRP activities and their joint contributions to GFCS. [Read More]


Under the banner Climate Services – Building on CLIPS Legacy, the conference will address the following thematic threads:

  • Evolution and achievements of CLIPS – Facilitating standards and consistency in the preparation of seasonal outlooks through RCCs and RCOF
  • Importance of the systematic collection and archiving of climate data for reliable climate services
  • Improvements needed to better monitor the climate and to provide outlook products for climate information services at global, regional and national levels
  • Research challenges for improving climate predictions at regional scale


At the kind invitation of the Government of Germany the WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl) Technical Conference 2014 will be held in Heidelberg, at the Kongresshaus „Stadthalle Heidelberg“, Neckarstaden 24, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany. Heidelberg is a university city renowned for its beauty and idyllic location in the "Rhine-Neckar Triangle".

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Expected outcomes

  • Improved linkages between climate researchers and operational climate service providers
  • Lessons learned from CLIPS and their relevance for implementing GFCS at regional and national levels
  • Research agenda for addressing the gaps in the provision of climate information
  • Proposals for effective user engagement to optimally exploit the benefits of climate information and services






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