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The CLIVAR Atlantic Regional Panel (ARP) seeks nominations for four new members (self nominations are welcome). The panel is in particular need of nominees possessing expertise in sea leveltropical Atlantic dynamics, and extreme events and their association with climate change.

The ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on “Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems: Assessing and understanding their changes and predicting their future” will take place from 15 to 21 July 2019 in Trieste, Italy.

The 1st session of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Ocean Region Panel (NORP) was held on 15-16 June 2018 in Davos, Switzerland.

The 13th session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held on 14-15 June 2018 in Davos, Switzerland. 

After a rigorous selection process the Scientific Committee of ENSO2018 have selected 210 abstracts to be presented during the 3-day event (42 keynote and oral presentations and 168 posters), coming from 36 countries around the world.

The Organising Committee of the IV International ENSO Conference encourage you to be a sponsor to the conference. There are several categories for the sponsorship opportunities. Please check the news for more details. If you are interested to become a sponsor, please contact 

The call for nominations to CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR panels is now open. Deadline for nominations for appointments starting in 2019 (and 2020 for the SSG) is 10 October 2018, and nominations can be submitted online.

Jose Santos Executive Director of the Internatioal CLIVAR Project Office, attended the Global Ocean Summit 2018 (GOS 2018) during 3-5 July, hosted by the Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Tech

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Registration system is now open!
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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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"Charting the course for climate and ocean research"
CLIVAR Open Science Conference on 16-23, September, 2016 in Qingdao, China
The conference was closed with a great success!
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Science Highlights

The Early Career Scientists Symposium was held alongside the 2016 CLIVAR Open Science Conference in Qingdao, hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography.

Dynamical processes in the atmosphere and ocean are central to determining the large-scale drivers of regional climate change, yet their predictive understanding is poor.

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations agreed to limit global mean warming to 2°C, while also working toward the more ambitious goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C. However, current pledges to support the Paris Agreement would only limit global warming to 3°C. Would meeting the Paris temperature goals be sufficient to avoid an ice-free Arctic?

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
Stormtracks 2018 workshop Utö, Stockholm Sweden
2018-08-27 to 2018-08-31
ENSO and Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (EDV/TPDV) Workshop San Pedro de Manglaralto Ecuador
2018-10-13 to 2018-10-14
13th Session of CLIVAR Pacific Panel Meeting San Pedro de Manglaralto Ecuador 2018-10-15
2nd Session of CLIVAR ENSO Research Foci Meeting San Pedro de Manglaralto Ecuador 2018-10-15
IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate Guayaquil Ecuador
2018-10-16 to 2018-10-18
PIRATA 23 and 2nd TAOS Review Workshop Marseille France
2018-10-22 to 2018-10-26