Call for ECR Reviewers: IPCC Working Group I Second Order Draft AR6.
MRI News
article written by MRI
18.11.19 | 01:11

The MRI is supporting a call issued by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists – in collaboration with other early career associations and networks – for early career researchers from various disciplines to come together to produce a group review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report.

The Working Group I (WGI) contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) is due to be finalized in 2021. The Second Order Draft of the IPCC AR6 WGI report will be open for expert review from 2 March to 26 April 2020.

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)Mountain Research Initiative (MRI), Past Global Changes Early Career Network (PAGES ECN), Permafrost Young Research Network (PYRN), and the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community are coordinating a group review of the Second Order Draft of the IPCC AR6 WGI report by early career researchers.

We are now looking for early career researchers to participate in this group review. Participants will be asked to review a minimum of 10 to 20 pages of the report (if you want to review the entire report, the IPCC offers separate opportunities to do so). These are not anonymous reviews; experts reviewers will be recognized for their valuable contribution with their name, affiliation, and country of residence listed in the Annex of Reviewers of the WGI report once it is published. Moreover, reviewers will not only gain recognition as early career experts, but also gain valuable training and insights into the scientific review process for reports addressed to policymakers.

Information about past group reviews

In 2018 and 2019, APECS successfully coordinated two group reviews of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). Last spring – in partnership with PAGES ECN, PYRN, and YESS – APECS organized a group review of the First Order Draft of the WGI contribution to the IPCC AR6 report. More than one hundred international early career researchers participated in this group review. In addition, a group review of the First Order Draft of IPCC AR6 WGII is currently in progress.

Given the success of these group reviews, APECS and partners have decided to continue this work by organizing a group review of the Second Order Draft of IPCC AR6 WGI.

Who can participate in this group review?

We encourage early career researchers at various career stages to participate in this review, including advanced Master’s degree students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and early career scholars. Reviewers need to be familiar with the recent literature in their field.

Please ensure that you will be available to participate from the beginning of March to the beginning of April 2020, which is when this review will take place. On average, previous reviewers spent 40 hours on the process in total, including training.

How to apply

If you want to participate in this group review, please complete this form no later than 8 January 2020 (23:59 GMT). Selection will be based on research experience and motivation, and every effort will be made to balance the selection of applicants based on gender, career stage, and geographical location.

Accepted participants will be contacted at the beginning of February 2020. Further information about the review process will be shared with selected participants.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact the project group leader: marta.moreno-ibanez@outlook.com

Apply Now.

 

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