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Registration: Early registration by March 1, 2019 

Poster Submission: The poster deadline has been extended to  July 1, 2019   

A Summer School on "Sea Level Change: observations, processes an modelling”, will be organised by Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherland from 1 to 5 July 2019. Application dealine: 1 March 2019.

The Fifth JCOMM "Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology" (CLIMAR-5) in conjunction with a Marine In-situ Wind Workshop will be held in Hamburg, Germany, from 6-9 May 2019. 

The No.76 issue of CLIVAR Exchanges is a special issue on CLIVAR-FIO Summer Course on "Past, Present and Future Sea Level Changes" ,  10 featured research articles were selected from trainees who received the highest scores for their trainee reports in the course.

The Report of the 3rd WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts has been published recently.  The meeting was held on 14-15 October 2018 at Boulder, USA. 

The ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems will be organised on 15-21 Jul 2019 at Trieste, Italy. pplication to the summer school is now open until 15 April 2019.

Liping Yin, Staff Scientist of the ICPO, attended the 2018 China Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) annual meeting, which was organized by the secretariat of China SCOR and co-organized by Zhejiang University as well as Zhejiang Ocean University, on 27-28 December 2018 at Zhejiang University.

Dr Wenju Cai was elected as the Co-chair of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) during the WCRP 39th JSC meeting. Dr. Cai will succeed Prof. Detlef Stammer starting from Jan 1st, 2019 for a period of four 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.

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 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.

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the most consequential climate phenomenon on Earth; the eastern Pacific El Niño is associated with flooding in eastern Pacific regions and droughts in western Pacific regions. However, a lack of inter-model consensus regarding the response of eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures - a crucial diagnostic for the eastern Pacific El Niño - means that the effect of global warming on the ENSO remains uncertain for decades. 

The complicated communications between the BOB and the equatorial Indian Ocean through both ocean and atmospheric teleconnections are one of the most important aspects of the tropical Indian Ocean climate. By analyzing satellite observational data and ocean general circulation model experiments, this study investigates the key processes that determine the spatial distribution and seasonality of intraseasonal eddy kinetic energy (EKE) within the Bay of Bengal (BOB).

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