As the demand for more accurate regional weather and seasonal predictions as well as climate projections increases, the need to improve the weather and climate models that underpin those predictions and projections becomes more urgent.
In recognition of the essential role model development plays to weather and climate science, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) are seeking nominations for the “WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development”. The prize is awarded annually to an early- to mid-career researcher for an outstanding contribution to model development of the Earth System, of its components and their coupling.
Nominations are due 1 October 2017. For more information, visit the Model Development Prize website.