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Workshop on Sources and Sinks of Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Energy (SSOMMEE) took place on 12 to 14 March, 2019 in Florida State University (FSU).

The 5th session of CLIVAR OMDP was successfully held on 11 & 14 March 2019 in Tallahassee, US.

The 15th Session of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel took place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on 14-15 March 2019.

The Advanced School and Workshop will take place on August 19-24, 2019 at São Paulo, Brazil. The deadline for requesting financial support: April 14, 2019, Registration deadline: June 9, 2019.

The organizers would like to invite you to contribute to a Special Collection titled “The Earth’s energy imbalance and its implications”, that will appear in the Journal of Climate and all other journals of the American Meteorological Society.

The 24th Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group was held at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership in Washington, DC., USA from 27th to 29th November 2018.

The UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (ODC) will have its ninth training course   on Climate Dynamics and Air-sea Interactions in Qingdao, China, 17-28 June 2019.

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) recently announced that the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) had elected Professor Detlef Stammer as its Chair and Dr Helen Cleugh as its Vice-chair for two years.

Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability and Change Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

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.

ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on 
Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems 
15 – 21 July 2019  Trieste, Italy
Registration is now open until 15 April 2019.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Registration system is now open!
The meeting website:

International WCRP/IOC Conference 2017 on Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impact
10-14 July, 2017 in New York City, US.
The conference was closed with a great success! Participants signed on a conference statement calling for the community to take urgent and significant mitigating actions to combat climate change.
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Science Highlights

 Members from the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP) and collaborators summarized the new developments in ocean modeling since a similar OMDP review from 2010.

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) affects the rest of the world’s tropics by perturbing global atmosphere circulation, inducing anomalous Sea surface temperatures over the tropical Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.  The associated wind variations in the Indian Ocean and in the equatorial and north tropical Atlantic in turn contribute to ENSO dynamics. In addition, the tropical interbasin linkages vary on decadal time scales. 

The scientific challenge is extreme due to the rich complexity of interactions and feedbacks between regional and global processes, each of which affects the global climate trajectory. Technical development, international coordination, and a close interaction between the science and stakeholder communities are also required.