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June 22, 2021

TENDER: Implementation of the WCRP Coupled Model-Intercomparison Project's International Project Office

Interested parties areinvited to respond by 01/09/2021 13:00 CET.

***The process for final selection of candidates is complete and applications are no longer accepted***

A new tender for the implementation of the World Climate Research Programme’s Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) International Project Office has been issued by ESA. Interested parties are invited to respond by 01/09/2021 13:00 CET.


In September 2020, the ESA Climate Office put forward a proposal to the WCRP "Call for Proposals to host a CMIP International Project Office (CMIP-IPO)". ESA member states endorsed the submission of the proposal in the PB-EO meeting in September 2020 (ESA/PB-EO(2020)48). The WCRP secretariat confirmed in December 2020 that ESA had been selected as host for the CMIP-IPO, with its implementation starting in 2021 and being one of the major tasks for the second phase of the implementation for CCI+. ESA will be responsible for the support of the CMIP-IPO's functioning, personnel and operations, while WCRP remains responsible for the oversight of the IPO. Specifically, the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) and WCRP Secretariat provide the overall guidance and oversight of CMIP and its IPO performance.

To access details regarding this tender please visit ESA's System for Tendering And Registration portal at

Tender Type : Open Competition


Closing deadline: 01/09/2021 13:00 CET