Members Updates

2018/07/10: CMOS Seeks Social Media Volunteer

CMOS Seeks social media member to volunteer. Image shows a close up of facebook and twitter icons on a phone screen.

The Society is seeking a volunteer to support the development and management of our various social media outlets. At the moment we are vastly underusing these resources, so there is much opportunity here to really have an impact on how the messages of our Society and its members reach the world.

What is expected? Whatever you can give! We would welcome fresh ideas, and whatever level of time and energy you can dedicate to this task. The minimum expectation is to agree to manage our Twitter feed, which means at the moment posting a tweet at the request of one of our executive or council members, just a few times a month.

Who can apply? Ideally you are a CMOS member, or would like to be, with an interest in, and knowledge of, some area related to CMOS’ activities (Canadian climate, ocean, and weather science).

What’s in it for you? CMOS is Canada’s non-profit umbrella organization for researchers and professionals working in the fields of oceanography, climatology, and meteorology. With almost 1000 members from across the academic, government and industry sectors, you will have access to a great network of knowledge and expertise. Our Society has been around for more than half a century, and over the past few years we have really been looking at how we can have an even greater positive impact on our changing planet. So if you are passionate about supporting positive environmental change, this is the place for you!

How to apply? Contact the Executive Director, Gordon Griffith. Let him know who you are and why you are interested!

2018/06/19: Call for nominations of experts for the IPCC Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data)

CMOS Members Area, call for contributions to IPCC panel. Image is blue sky with IPCC logo.

This is a call for nominations of Canadian experts to serve on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data). Nominations are being solicited for experts to serve as TG-Data Co-Chairs as well as members of the Task Group.

The purpose of TG-Data is to facilitate the availability and use of climate change related data and scenarios in support of the work programme of the IPCC, and to provide curation, transparency, traceability and stability of data and scenarios related to the reports of the IPCC.

At the 47th Session of the IPCC (March 2018), the IPCC re-named the Task Group on Data and Scenario Support for Impact and Climate Analysis (TGICA) to the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data), and adopted new Terms of Reference (TORs) for the TG-Data and guidance for the IPCC Data Distribution Centre (DDC).

Application Instructions: Please submit the attached nomination form and a Curriculum Vitae to the IPCC Secretariat for Canada ( by July 17, 2018. Members of the TG-Data will be selected by the IPCC Bureau and will be notified directly by the IPCC.

Please do not hesitate to contact the IPCC Secretariat for Canada if you have any questions.

Jaclyn Paterson
IPCC Secretariat for Canada
Science & Technology Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Government of Canada

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