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Beatriz Balino Beatriz BALINO
WCRP Support Unit at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR - Norway), Scientific officer
Beatriz joined the Secretariat in January 2022. She is not new to WCRP as she was science coordinator at the Coordination Office for Regional Activities (CORA) and is presently the Executive Director of CliC International Project Office. During 2022 Beatriz will share her time between CliC and the WCRP Secretariat, primarily to assist in the implementation of the WCRP Academy.
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Taylor-Blair Taylor BLAIR
WCRP Secretariat, Communications & Data Management Intern - WMO (Switzerland)
Taylor C. Blair joined the WCRP Secretariat as an intern in September 2022. He holds degrees in environmental studies (B.Sc.) and ecology (M.Sc.) and recently completed an internship with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Conflict & Disaster Management Branch.
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Nico Caltabiano Nico CALTABIANO
WCRP OSC 2023 secretariat focal point
WCRP secretariat,  Scientific officer - WMO (Switzerland)
WCRP Secretariat lead for OSC SOC Working Groups:
1) Elements of hybrid program – not just about the technology, but also programme elements;
2) Interaction with providers of climate-related services.
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Wenchao Cao WENCHAO CAO
WCRP Secretariat, Junior professional officer
Joint WCRP/WMO Research Board (Switzerland)
WCRP Secretariat support for OSC SOC Working Groups:
1) How the OSC will address the North-South dialogue; 2) Fund raising
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Gonzalo-Delarco Gonzalo DEL ARCO ORTIZ
WCRP Secretariat, Multimedia Communication Intern -
WMO (Switzerland)
Gonzalo joined the WCRP Secretariat as an intern in September 2022. He collaborates on communication tasks for WCRP, including the coordination and management of internal and external communication. WCRP Secretariat support for OSC SOC Working Groups:
1) Early and mid-career researcher (ECMR) engagement; 2) Side events
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Valery Detemmerman Valery DETEMMERMAN
WCRP OSC 2023 Coordinator (WCRP/IOC)
WCRP Secretariat lead for OSC SOC Working Groups:
1) Overall program, outcomes, daily themes;
2) Encouraging/ enabling local and regional engagement (e.g with scientists, politicians, service providers, ECS..)
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Catherine Michaut Catherine MICHAUT
WCRP OSC 2023 Communication & Admin support
Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (France)
WCRP meetings and conference organizer and website manager
WCRP admin support for OSC SOC Working Groups: 1) Elements of hybrid program; 2) Communications, branding and marketing
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Hindumathi Palanisamy Hindumathi PALANISAMY
WCRP OSC 2023 EMCR support
WCRP Secretariat, Scientific officer - WMO (Switzerland)
WCRP Secretariat lead for OSC SOC Working Groups:
1) Early and mid-career researcher (ECMR) engagement;
2) Side events
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Mike Sparrow Mike SPARROW
WCRP Secretariat,  Head, World Climate Research Division, WMO & Head of the WCRP Secretariat - WMO (Switzerland)
WCRP Secretariat lead for OSC SOC Working Groups:
1) How the OSC will address the North-South dialogue;
2) Fund raising;
3) Engagement with politicians and policy makers.
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Narelle Vanderwel Narelle VAN DER WEL
WCRP OSC 2023 Communication
WCRP Secretariat, Science and Communications Officer - WMO (Switzerland)
WCRP Secretariat lead for OSC SOC Working Group:
1) Communications, branding and marketing;
2) Encouraging/ enabling local and regional engagement (e.g with scientists, politicians, service providers, ECS..);
To know more about Narelle, click here.

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