Although the skill of current operational
climate prediction is limited and the research on the topic presents
many challenges, there are promises of improvement on the horizon.
To accelerate advancement in climate services, an effective
mechanism of S&T infusion from research to operation for application
is much needed. This bulletin has been established to clarify
science-related problems and relevant issues identified by
operational forecasters and end-users, and help our partners in the
research community to understand which R&D activities are needed to
"shoot arrows at the target".