[CRYOLIST] IPCC call for Authors and Editors

Georg Kaser Georg.Kaser at uibk.ac.at
Mon May 8 14:42:48 PDT 2017


Dear Colleagues,

As we enter a new IPCC assessment cycle, it is important to highlight 
the relevance of the cryospheric research and expertise in the context 
of climate change as input for these assessments. The IPCC Plenary has 
approved 3 Special Reports to be prepared by the scientific community in 
the lead-up to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) (*www.ipcc.ch 
<http://www.ipcc.ch>*), which are:

  * Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C (SR1.5
    <http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/>)
  * Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate
    (SROCC <http://www.ipcc.ch/report/srocc/>)
  * Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL
    <http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr2/>)

During the AR6 Scoping Meeting held in Addis Ababa last week, it became 
very clear that the SRs are of essential importance as input for the AR6 
and therefore we encourage the cryospheric research community to 
consider offering availability and expertise.

While the authors for the SR1.5 have already been appointed (see link 
<http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/pdf/SR1.5_Final_Author_Teams.pdf>), the 
*IPCC is * *now looking for experts to serve as Coordinating Lead 
Authors, Lead authors, and Review Editors for the SROCC and SRCCL*. 
Adetailed description of the IPCC writing and review process is 
contained in the “/Procedures for the Preparation, Review, Acceptance, 
Adoption, Approval and Publication of IPCC Reports/” which can be viewed 
on the IPCC website at: 
https://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ipcc-principles/ipcc-principles-appendix-a-final.pdf. 
The tasks and responsibilities for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead 
Authors, and Review Editors are specified in the Annex 1 to these 
procedures. *The call **for authors for the SROCC and the SRCCL is still 
open until _17 May 2017 (midnight CET)_*. Note that nominations must be 
submitted via the corresponding national IPCC Focal Point in your 
country http://www.ipcc.ch/apps/contact/interface/focalpoints.php. The 
Focal Point needs your nomination documents *some days before 17 May*.

Please consider that authorship in an IPCC SR requires an appropriate 
scientific standing, and be cognisant of a considerable work load that 
relies on strong commitment. For more information, please see 
www.ipcc.ch <http://www.ipcc.ch>

Georg Kaser (University of Innsbruck) and Carolina Adler (Mountain 
Research Initiative, Bern), who have attended the AR6 Scoping meeting 
last week.


-- 

Georg Kaser
Dean of the Faculty for Geo- and Atmospheric Sciences
Professor for Climate and Cryospheric Research
ACINN Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences
University of Innsbruck

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