Dr Mike Sparrow

Senior Scientific Officer at World Climate Research Programme

Senior Scientific Officer, World Climate Research Programme

As part of the Joint Planning Staff of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Mike's role is to lead in planning, implementation and evaluation of WCRP projects and activities, including the Climate Variability and Predictability Study (CLIVAR) and the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) project; establish and maintain effective communication between different climate groups and research activities; prepare scientific and technical statements on climate research and contribute to the promotion of WCRP capacity development, communication and outreach activities.

Previously Mike was Executive Director of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). During this time his role was to guide and implement SCAR's vision and objectives, develop and implement SCAR activities, assist in raising external funds, oversee SCAR's communications, represent SCAR at international meetings and manage the SCAR Secretariat.

Mike is a Southern Ocean physical oceanographer, with a PhD in Oceanography, a Masters degree in Atmospheric Sciences and a Bachelors in Physics.

Specialties: Science Coordination, Science and Policy, Oceanography, Climate Change, Management, Polar Science.