The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Open Science Conference will be a welcoming, respectful, inclusive and collaborative event. Robust dialogue and exchange of ideas are encouraged, whilst being mindful of others, in accordance with WCRP’s Code of Conduct which applies to all WCRP-sponsored events.

WCRP is committed to advancing belonging, accessibility, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion across all its activities, including this Open Science Conference. The WCRP does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, including sexual or non-sexual harassment, bullying, intimidation, abuse of authority, violence, threats of violence, retaliation, or other disruptive behavior

If a Conference participant, whether they are attending virtually or in-person, become aware of disrespectful treatment, harassment bullying or discrimination, regardless of whether it rises to the level of breach of this conduct, they are strongly encouraged to discuss it in confidence with anyone from the Conference Code of Conduct team (names listed below - they can be identified by the yellow ribbon on their Conference Lanyard and often can be found at the WCRP booth) or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (this email alias will be seen by Narelle Van der Wel, Hindumathy Palanisamy, and Mike Sparrow only initially). All reports and allegations will be handled sensitively and in confidence. Our immediate priority will be to protect the privacy of the person(s) involved and the need for further action will be assessed carefully on a case-by-case basis.

Code of Conduct Team

  • The Conference Co-Chairs: Professor Detlef Stammer and Dr Helen Cleugh.
  • The Chair or Vice-Chair of the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC): Professor Detlef Stammer and Dr Pascale Braconnot.
  • Members of the WCRP Secretariat. (Mike Sparrow, Narelle van der Wel, Nico Caltabiano, Hindumathi Palanisamy, Beatriz Balino)
  • The Conference Coordinator: Valery Detemmerman.

Behavior expected of all Conference participants

  1. Treat everyone with respect
  2. Respect your fellow participants by using good practices for intercultural collaborations.
  3. Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  4. Provide your true professional identity, affiliation, and, where appropriate, contact information, at registration, and during attendance and participatory sessions, as required.
  5. Respect copying and use of presented materials and ideas, including knowing when you may need to obtain permission regarding copyright. 
  6. Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, online platform, or any other venue.
  7. Be Accountable: When we as organizers or participants fail to meet these guidelines, work together to identify problems and adjust policy and practice together.



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