US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

2022 US CLIVAR Panel Member Applications

***Please read the following information and submit your statement of interest at the bottom.***

The US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary Panels:

These Panels formulate science goals and implementation strategies, catalyze and coordinate activities, and work with agencies and international partners to advance the progress of the climate research community. It is an exciting time to join the US CLIVAR Panels, as they work on planning activities to address the goals and research challenges articulated in the US CLIVAR Science Plan and to contribute to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the US Priority on Earth System Predictability. US CLIVAR aims to foster understanding and prediction of climate variability and change on intraseasonal-to-centennial timescales through observations and modeling with emphasis on the role of the ocean and its interaction with other elements of the Earth system, and to serve the climate community and society through the coordination and facilitation of research on outstanding climate questions. Key research challenges include decadal variability and predictability, climate and extreme events, polar climate changes, climate and marine carbon/biogeochemistry, and climate at the coasts.

Each Panel is seeking members to enhance current strengths while adding expertise in new areas. Qualified applicants are expected to represent the broader interests of the research community, be willing and able to engage in scientific as well as programmatic discussions to advance Panel activities, and work with other members of the US and international CLIVAR communities.

The US CLIVAR POS Panel seeks new panelists with expertise to advance in situ and/or satellite ocean and atmosphere observations as well as modeling to synthesize observations to address one or more of the following areas from an interdisciplinary perspective: (a) ocean-atmosphere transition zones dynamics, modeling, and observations; (b) Earth System modeling and/or reanalyses; and/or (c) sea level science and/or coastal climate science. Candidates with expertise spanning multiple components of the climate system (ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere) are encouraged to apply.

The US CLIVAR PSMI Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in field/process studies or model development in one or more of the following areas: (a) large-scale atmospheric dynamics, such as stratospheric dynamics, waves, teleconnections, and S2S predictability; (b) decadal variability and predictability, including ocean-atmosphere coupled feedback processes; and/or (c) atmospheric model development, including parameterizations related to convection, cloud microphysics, and/or ocean-sea-ice-atmosphere coupling.

The US CLIVAR PPAI Panel seeks new panelists with a strong interest in advancing scientific collaboration and coordination with the goals of improving scientific knowledge, skill, and decision-making relevance of predictions at subseasonal to multidecadal time scales. Potential panelist expertise may include, but is not limited to (a) studies of opportunities for predictions of societal relevance; (b) studies of practical and intrinsic predictability, prediction, and risk assessment of extreme and high-impact events; (c) innovative prediction techniques including the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning; and/or (d) methods for improving the value of predictions for specific applications.

New panelists will serve for a term of four years and must have a US affiliation. Panel members must attend annual meetings of their Panel. For the upcoming year, the Panel meetings are being held as part of the US CLIVAR Summit, which will assemble the SSC, the Panels, the Project Office, funding agency managers, and other US and international program representatives to review progress, explore science needs, and plan future activities. The Summit will be held March 14-16, 2022, in Washington, DC, and is currently scoped as in-person and virtual. Travel to attend the annual meeting is arranged and funded by the US CLIVAR Project Office. In the interval between annual meetings, Panel activities are carried out through email and teleconferences.

To apply, please submit below:

  • Statement of interest identifying a Panel on which you want to serve and describing qualifications and research interests, particularly as they apply to the Panel focus and needs (no more than 500 words)
  • A two-page vitae noting relevant publications (emailed to
  • Note: please do not solicit or send letters of recommendation.

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 29, 2021. The US CLIVAR SSC will review applications and nominees will be notified of decisions following the November 2021 SSC meeting.