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Northwest Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (NPOCE) program is the first international collaboration program in Oceanography initiated by China, and it is joined by 19 institutions from 8 countries, such as China, United States, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, Philippine, etc. 

The CLIMATE SERVICES stage is a special venue where selected ENSO Conference participants are allowed (10-15) minutes to present a climate services related topic, project or initiative.

The Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) field campaign has started since July 2017. Several Intensive Observation Periods (IOPs) have been conducted. 

After 4 years working as staff scientist of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO), Lei HAN, will leave the Qingdao office at the end of September.

The ICPO is pleased to announce that Ms. Liping YIN has joined the ICPO team in Qingdao, China as a staff Scientist. Liping comes from the Physical Oceanography Department of The First Institute of Oceanography, where she has been Research Associate since 2012. 

SORP seeks nominations for four new members in particular with the specified expertise.

Each Poster will be on display during the whole conference, poster presenters are encouraged to be present at their poster during coffee breaks and/or leave a note indicating when they will be available.

Requests are now being accepted for US CLIVAR-sponsored workshops. Submissions are encouraged from the US climate science community and their collaborators. All documents must be submitted by September 28. The next call for workshops will be in spring 2019. 

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.
See more on the meeting website:

"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

Figure: Changes in Southern Ocean temperature (left) and salinity (right) over 1950 to 2015 in observations (a, b) and CanESM2 sub-sampled to the observed coverage (c, d), and CanESM2 with full c

Figure: Coefficient of variability (relative magnitude of the standard deviation to the average value) of SST and OMT during 1993–2017 (Courtesy: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | (2018) 8:12092 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-

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

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
ENSO and Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (EDV/TPDV) Workshop San Pedro de Manglaralto Ecuador
2018-10-13 to 2018-10-14
3rd GC Sea Level Meeting Boulder USA
2018-10-14 to 2018-10-15
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