Joint Scientific Committee (WCRP co-sponsored)

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Terms of Reference

1.1 The function of the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) is to provide scientific
guidance on all aspects of the Programme, in harmony with the overall aims and
interests of the sponsoring organizations.
1.2 The specific tasks of the JSC are:
(a) To formulate the concept and scope of the WCRP, define the inter-disciplinary
scientific strategy and determine the specific objectives and priorities for the
Programme;
(b) To review and assess the development of all elements of the WCRP, formulate
recommendations to guide further actions and report periodically on the
progress of the Programme to the sponsoring organizations;
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(c) To facilitate the exchange of information among the scientists participating in the
Programme and the earth system science community in general, and relevant
scientific institutions and agencies, at the national and international levels.
1.3 The JSC will be assisted in these tasks by a Joint Planning Staff, comprised of
personnel seconded by sponsoring or other organizations, or supported directly by the Joint
Climate Research Fund.

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