During its 45th Session (Guadalajara, Mexico, 28 - 31 March 2017), the Panel approved the outline of the Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) to be finalized in September 2019. The Special Report will be developed under the joint scientific leadership of Working Groups I and II with support from the WGII Technical Support Unit. The outline of the Special Report approved by the Panel at its 45th Session is available here:
A detailed description of the IPCC writing and review process is contained in the “Procedures for the Preparation, Review, Acceptance, Adoption, Approval and Publication of IPCC Reports” which can be viewed on the IPCC website at:
The tasks and responsibilities for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, and Review Editors are specified in Annex 1 to these procedures.
A call for nomination of authors has been sent to governments, observer organizations and IPCC Bureau Members on 5 April 2017. They have been asked to submit their nominations via their focal points before Wednesday, 17 May 2017 (midnight CEST) using the online portal. Please follow link for further information: