Final draft of the WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028 now available

Dear members of the WCRP Community,

 We are delighted to report that the final draft of the WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028 is now available:

 Note that while the Plan still requires the official approval of the WCRP Co-sponsors, it is not envisioned that any further changes will be made. We will notify you again once all three Co-sponsors have given their final approval. 

 We should all congratulate ourselves on completing this first step in the process of delivering a WCRP that will be fit for purpose and fit for the future. Particular thanks go to Guy Brasseur and Amanda Lynch for their outstanding leadership and for all their hard work over the two years that it took to develop this Plan; to the JSC Officers of 2018, Anny Cazenave, Mauricio M. Mata, and Martin Visbeck, for all the time that they invested in the process; and to Detlef Stammer and Helen Cleugh for addressing the Co-sponsor comments and pulling together the final document.

 We now look forward to implementing this Plan and to build on the enthusiasm and momentum that was apparent at the Implementation and Planning Meeting and JSC Session just a few weeks ago. We will be in touch soon with further details on the next steps of this process.

 Kind regards

 Pavel Kabat and the WCRP Joint Planning Staff