2024 Call for US CLIVAR Panel Members
Call for New Members
The US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels:
- Phenomena, Observations, and Synthesis (POS) Panel
- Process Study and Model Improvement (PSMI) Panel
- Predictability, Predictions, and Applications Interface (PPAI) Panel
These panels formulate science goals and implementation strategies, catalyze and coordinate activities, and collaborate with US 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 US and international climate science communities to foster collaboration. Applications from all genders and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
The US CLIVAR POS Panel seeks new panelists with expertise in satellite and/or in situ observations of the ocean, atmosphere, and cryosphere, or in modeling to synthesize such observations. In particular, expertise is sought in one or more of the following areas: (a) the air-sea transition zone, including observations of the ocean mixed layer, the air-sea interface, and the marine atmospheric boundary layer; (b) observational oceanography, especially ocean observing systems and/or their applications in ocean and climate science; (c) observations and/or simulations of global biogeochemical cycles and their interactions with the climate system; (d) sea level change and projection; (e) marine ecosystems and their connections to climate. 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) high latitude dynamics, ocean-ice processes, high-latitude processes and their teleconnections to global climate; (b) physical-biogeochemical interactions; mesoscale and sub-mesoscale controls on biogeochemistry; (c) large-scale ocean dynamics, tropical Pacific interannual and decadal variability and the global water cycle; and/or d) coastal modeling including interactions with the open ocean across the shelf, tidal dynamics, the land and hydrological processes, and/or extreme events. Scientists with interests and expertise in fostering accessible data analysis and maintaining large datasets, remote sensing of the climate system, and Earth system model parameterization development are particularly encouraged to apply.
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. In particular, expertise is sought in one or more of the following areas: (a) the use of artificial intelligence/machine learning and other empirical techniques in climate prediction and applications; (b) predictability analysis and/or prediction applications using multi-model hindcasts, from subseasonal to multi-year time scales; (c) expertise in applications of climate science in areas of disaster risk reduction, insurance/reinsurance, and/or health impacts, including how they relate to hydroclimate extremes.
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 held each summer/fall (jointly in odd years as the US CLIVAR Summit). Travel to attend the annual meetings is arranged and funded by the US CLIVAR Project Office. In the interval between annual meetings, panel activities are carried out through monthly web conferences and emails.
The SSC review of application and selection of new members will take into account the match with expertise sought for each panel. The SSC will also consider diversity in the membership, including balance of institutional affiliation, career stage, gender, and race/ethnicity.
The application process requires a statement of interest relevant to your experience in the panel topics (less than 500 words) and the upload of a 2 page CV with relevant work and publications listed.
The deadline for submission is Monday, February 26, 2024. Applicants will be notified of SSC selection decisions by late March.