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The 25th Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group was hosted by US CLIVAR from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2020 in San Diego.

The 77th issue of Exchanges and Variations, joint between International and US CLIVAR, is themed "Sources and Sinks of Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Energy," with guest editors Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University and Simon Marsland, CSIRO.

GMD discussion paper “Evaluation of global ocean–sea-ice model simulations based on the experimental protocols of the Ocean Model Intercomparison Project phase 2 (OMIP-2)”, led by CLIVAR OMDP panel, invites the wide community to input or give comments.

A joint WCRP and DCMIP Summer School on 'Earth System Model Development: Dynamical cores and physics-dynamics coupling' will be held in Boulder, CO, USA from August 10-14, 2020.

Dr Songya Legg from CLIVAR SSG and Dr Rupa Kumar Kolli from ICMPO attend the GEWEX SSG-32.

The 3rd Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modeling of Climate Dynamics: Tropical Oceans, ENSO and their Teleconnections will be organised from 3 to 14 August 2020 at ICTP, Italy. Registration is now open until 01 May 2020.



This second-generation CLIVAR Science Plan builds on the important legacy of CLIVAR emerging since its inception in 1992 and redirects the CLIVAR goals and priorities for the coming decade after consultation with scientists and stakeholders throughout the climate community.

This event is open for application! Detailed information can be read here

IndOOS Decadal Review (2006 ~ 2016) is ready! To read more, click here

The event was closed with a great success! The meeting report can be read here 


Science Highlights

From 7-9 May 2019, 90 observational and modeling experts met in Boulder CO, USA to review and document progress, identify outstanding issues, and propose approaches for future integrated process studies in atmospheric convection and air-sea interactions over the tropical oceans, over a broad range of spatio-temporal scales. 

The CLIVAR Science Steering Committee (SSG) coordinated the co-chairs of its panels and research foci to produce a white paper for OceanObs’19 entitled ‘Ocean Climate Observing Requirements in Support of Climate Research and Climate Information’, that has recently been published in Frontiers in Marine Science.

Schematic of a cyberinfrastructure-based vision for SOOS (Meredith et al., 2013; reproduced with permission). Combined with satellite remote sensing, data from both autonomous and non-autonomous platforms would be relayed to ground stations in real time. Assimilating ocean models would produce near-real time state estimates of each of the parameters in the system and associated error fields would then be used to re-task the autonomous platforms in real time. This will maximize the spatial–temporal coverage

The major scientific and observational progress of the last decade and  an assessment of key priorities for the coming decade with the goal of achieving the SOOS vision and delivering essential data to all end-users were presented in the paper jointly contributed by SOOS and SORP, in addition with other authors.