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ICPO is pleased to announce that Ms Jing Li has joined the ICPO team in Qingdao, China. Jing comes from UNDP, BEIJING, P.R. China, where she has been Programme Assistant for Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) & Team Management Support for over 6 years

Participants are invited to attend this workshop to help develop a framework for using ENSO forecasts to predict changes in marine ecosystems off of the US West Coast, which shows large imprints of ENSO on biological processes. Due to the limited size of the workshop, participants must apply by May 2. 

The CLIVAR leadership expresses alarm at news of cuts to climate and ocean research programmes in Australia. 

More than 750 scientists from 66 countries submitted 936 abstracts to the CLIVAR Open Science Conference before the 25 March deadline. Almost half were from Early Career Scientists, which certainly bodes well for the future of climate and ocean science!  

The First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the International CLIVAR(Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change) Project Office, based in Qingdao, China.

"Charting the course for climate and ocean research"
CLIVAR Open Science Conference on 16-23, September, 2016 in Qingdao, China
Abstract submission closed. Registration is NOW OPEN!
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Latest Science Highlights

Highlight of a recent paper by Newman, M., M. Alexander, T. R. Ault, K. M. Cobb, C. Deser, E. Di Lorenzo, and e. al. (2016), The Pacific decadal oscillation, revisited, Journal of Climate, in press.

In order to increase our ability to predict climate and develop mitigation strategies, it is an imperative to track Earth's Energy Imbalance (EEI).

Annual Review of Marine Science latest volume in 2016 is available online. The review papers with particular focus on CLIVAR's main themes.

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
The 48th Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics Liège Belgium
2016-05-23 to 2016-05-27
Summer School on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions Pune India
2016-06-27 to 2016-07-01
CFMIP/WCRP/ICTP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity Trieste Italy
2016-07-04 to 2016-07-07
Advanced School on Earth System Modelling Pune India
2016-07-18 to 2016-07-29
13th Annual Meeting - Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Beijing China
2016-07-31 to 2016-08-05
Workshop on Forecasting ENSO Impacts on Marine Ecosystems of the US West Coast San Diego USA
2016-08-10 to 2016-08-11
SCAR 2016 Open Science Conference Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
2016-08-20 to 2016-08-30
GEWEX Convection-Permitting Climate Modeling Meeting Boulder United States
2016-09-06 to 2016-09-08
CLIVAR Open Science Conference Qingdao China
2016-09-18 to 2016-09-25
Conference on Regional Sea-level Changes and Coastal Impacts New York USA
2017-07-10 to 2017-07-15