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1 INTERNATIONAL CLIVAR PROJECT OFFICE REPORT TO SSG 18 PREPARED BY THE ICPO STAFF

2 ICPO STAFF (*= change since SSG17) POSITION SSG17 SSG18 Director * Dr. Howard Cattle Dr. Bob Molinari Staff Scientist* Dr. Kate Stanfield Ms. Catherine Beswick Staff Scientist Dr. Anna Pirani Dr. Anna Pirani Staff Scientist Dr. Nico Caltabiano Dr. Nico Caltabiano Staff Scientist Dr. Carlos Ereno Dr. Carlos Ereno (50%) PA to Director* Mrs. Sandy Grapes Mrs. Christina Thompson (50%) IT Specialist Mr. Kevin Reynolds (50%)

3 SALARY, TRAVEL, AND OFFICE SUPPORT FOR ICPO United Kingdom National Environmental Research Council (NERC) Fiscal year: 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 a)Salary support Full time salary support for Molinari and Beswick Half time salary support for Thompson and Reynolds Computer purchases TOTAL NERC FUNDING SUPPORT ~$300,000 b) Office space 2+ Offices

4 2) United States CLIVAR Interagency Working Group (NSF, NASA, NOAA) through UCAR/NERC contract Funding year: 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2012 Salary support Full time salary support for Pirani and Caltabiano Half time support for Ereno TOTAL US SALARY SUPPORT ~$150,000 Travel support The US CLIVAR Office pays for the travel of U.S. scientists (e.g., SSG members, panel chairs) to International CLIVAR meetings

5 3) The World Climate Research Council (WCRP) General meeting support WCRP pays for the travel of non-U.S. scientists to International CLIVAR meetings TOTAL WCRP TRAVEL SUPPORT FOR 2012: ~$140,000 Travel for individuals When justified, the WCRP pays for the travel of individual scientists to relevant meetings 4) The University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina: The University of Buenos Aires provides office space for Dr. Ereno. 5) The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy: The Centre provides office space for Dr. Pirani

6 SUMMARY OF ICPO ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD FROM SSG17 TO SSG18 (Details are provided on the CLIVAR website) 1.Meeting attendance includes working with CLIVAR panels and working groups on local logistics, developing participant lists and agendas, providing assistance as needed during the meeting and writing the final report. Number of CLIVAR meetings supported: Support for CLIVAR Working Groups and Panels includes providing support between meetings on action items, keeping members aware of relevant issues (i.e., meetings), interacting with other panels and working groups on issues of mutual interest, etc. Number of actions supporting CLIVAR panels: 20

7 3.Support for WCRP activities includes similar activities as 2 Above but performed for WCRP cross-cuts (e.g., extremes), other WCRP projects and JSC. Number of actions supporting WCRP activities: 20 4.Reports and publications written or in preparation. Number of reports generated: 15 5.Other actions -modified procedure for developing annual meeting requests -wrote and distributed statement on becoming a member of CLIVAR SSG, Working Groups and Panels -Handbook for Staff Scientists in preparation -Reviewing CLIVAR Working Groups and Panels Terms of Reference using TOR achievements as criteria for relevancy -Continued actions to promote OSC particularly through interactions with CIVAR Working Groups and Panels


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