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CMIP6 Task Force (2019-2022)

The OAR Climate Program Office’s Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program has organized the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) Task Force to coordinate the activities of researchers supported through the MAPP-Fiscal Year 2019 grant competition “21st Century Integrated U.S. Climate Predictions and Projections”. The goal of this Task Force is to maximize outcomes from the collective set of funded projects and create a community of practice in this research area.

The core membership of the Task Force is comprised of MAPP-funded principal investigators (PIs) from universities and NOAA and other Federal centers and laboratories. Members of the Task Force also include invited scientists from across the community with interest and expertise in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project.

Through monthly teleconferences, the Task Force provides a formal mechanism for PIs to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate. Via the Task Force, PIs share new datasets, methodologies, and results. Other collaborative activities will be designed as the Task Force progresses.

The CMIP6 Task Force is a two-year effort starting September 2019.

Task Force Function and Implementation


Lead Scientist
University of Colorado
Co-Lead Scientist
Columbia University/NASA GISS
Co-Lead Scientist
Co-Lead Scientist
JIMAR/UH, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

Terms of Reference

  • MAPP Program Management has selected one lead scientist and three co-leads for the Task Force.
  • The Task Force leads, with input from the broad Task Force membership, provide scientific leadership and establish activities for the Task Force. MAPP Program management provides programmatic guidance on Task Force activities as needed, working with the leads.
  • All PIs supported through the MAPP-Fiscal Year 2019  competition are expected to participate in the Task Force as described in their proposals. Otherwise, participation in the Task Force is by invitation.
  • Most of the Task Force work will be conducted remotely via telecons or virtual meetings, or through meetings of opportunity.

Task Force Overview Two-Pager

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