The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project's mission is to stimulate, support, and coordinate international research into how the cryosphere interacts with the rest of the climate system. Components of the cryosphere are strongly influenced by changes in the climate and may provide key indicators of both natural and human-induced climate change. The CliC project will focus on identifying patterns and rates of change in cryospheric parameters.
CliC was established in March 2000 by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), became a co-sponsor of CliC in 2004, and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) joined as co-sponsor in 2008.