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The WCRP International Project Offices (IPOs) and Joint Planning Staff (JPS) had the monthly telecon on 29 June, 2020. 

The newly established CLIVAR Research Focus on "Tropical Basin Interaction" is now inviting abstracts on "Tropical inter-basin interaction: processes, pathways and predictability" for its session at this year's AGU fall meeting. 

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) held a teleconference on 19th June 2020.

The CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) had its quarterly telecon on June 8, 2020. 

WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations for membership of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), for a four-year term from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2024. The deadline for nominations is 15 July 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

An assessment of the Indian Ocean mean state and seasonal cycle in a suite of interannual CORE-II global ocean–sea-ice model simulations is presented.

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.