WCRP Open Science Conference 2023

Advancing climate science for a sustainable future

Meet with us in "Remarkable Rwanda"

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invites you to attend the WCRP Open Science Conference, focusing on “Advancing climate science for a sustainable future”, that will be held in Kigali, Rwanda, and online on 23-27 October 2023, with the major goal of bridging science and society.


Notifications for acceptance of abstracts and financial support

Notifications of acceptance as orals or posters and rejections for all abstracts submitted to the WCRP Open Science Conference have been sent during the first week of May. Please check your spam if you have not received such a notification from "no-reply at oxfordabstracts.com".

Notifications about acceptance to the Early to Mid-Career Researcher Symposium and about financial support will be sent from the WCRP secretariat in the next couple of weeks.


Registration is now open!

For more details on the registration fee, click here and to register click here


Abstract submission - a big success

Nowhere in the world are the impacts of climate change felt more than in the Global South.  And, for the first time, WCRP is holding its Open Science Conference in Africa to further develop mutual understanding and explore opportunities and challenges of the continent.  Of the more than 1700 abstracts submitted to the 40 parallel sessions and 44 poster clusters, one third are from researchers and practitioners working in Africa and almost half are from the Global South.  Abstract review is underway and announcements about abstract acceptances and travel funding will be sent over the coming weeks.  


Many interesting side events will be held in association with the conference

The WCRP OSC will accommodate workshops, meetings, learning labs, townhalls and other events during the conference. The side events will be held in Kigali. To view the list of side events, click here.


Early to Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Corner


 We thank the Rwanda Convention Bureau and Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre for providing footage for use in this video.


To receive information concerning the WCRP OSC 2023, please fill in the form available here, or contact us at WCRP-OSC23@wcrp-climate.org