More than 100 scientists from more than 30 countries are assessing the latest scientific knowledge about the physical science basis and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems, and the human communities that depend on them, their vulnerabilities and adaptation capacities as well as options for achieving climate-resilient development pathways.

A call for nomination of authors was sent to IPCC member governments, Observer Organizations and Bureau Members on 5 April 2017. They were asked to submit their nominations via their Focal Points by Wednesday, 17 May 2017 (midnight CEST) using the online portal for submitting nominations.

The IPCC received a total of 569 nominations from 57 countries. The selection process for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors was conducted by members of the IPCC Working Group I and II Bureaus and led by the Co-Chairs. 101 experts from 41 countries were invited to take on roles in the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

Of the selected experts, 86 are Coordinating Lead Authors and Lead Authors who have the collective responsibility for the contents their assigned chapters in the report. 15 of the experts are Review Editors who will ensure that all substantive comments during the review stages are given appropriate consideration by the Authors. 36% of the selected experts come from developing countries and countries with economies in transition, and 64% are from developed countries. 74% of the selected are new to the the IPCC process. 31% of them are women and 69% men.

The full list of SROCC Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors is available on the author database.

Statistics about author nominations can be accessed on the public portal.