The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has begun work on its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and is seeking experts who will act as Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors or Review Editors. As an observer organisation to IPCC, IGBP can nominate experts. Alternatively, nominations can come via governments, through the national focal points. The deadline for nominations is 12 March 2010. Please email Owen Gaffney at the IGBP Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to suggest names for consideration as authors. Alternatively (or in addition), you may contact your national focal point (email IPCC atÂ IPCC-Sec@wmo.int if you are unsure about who the focal point is).Â
AR5 will include many topics that IGBP researchers are actively involved in tackling or seek to tackle in the immediate future (seehttp://www.ipcc.ch/activities/activities.htm for more information). For example, among the items in AR5 are aerosols, geoengineering and changes to the cryosphere, all part of the IGBP Synthesis, Integration and Exploration activity.