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The conference report and power point presentations from several Scientists who presented their research during the IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate (ENSO2018) are now available online.

Professor Detlef Stammer will end his term of CLIVAR SSG Co-chair on December 31, 2018; He  will continue to contribute his expertise and leadership on Ocean and Climate research as WCRP JSC member in 2019  and as Co-chair of The WCRP Grand Challenge (GC) on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts.

The latest issue of CLIVAR Exchanges, a Special Issue titled “The Contribution of China to Ocean Research ", is now available to read and download.

The 24th Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group was hosted by US CLIVAR from Nov.27 to Nov. 29, 2018 in Washington D.C.

A blog has been written by one of 2018 ENSO Conference participants, Michelle L’Heureux (NOAA Climate Prediction Center), who has made an oral presentation in Session 4 of the conference. 

A workshop on Decadal Variability of the Tropical Pacific took place at Centro Nacional de Acuicultura e Investigaciones Marinas (CENAIM-ESPOL) in San Pedro de Manglaralto, Ecuador from 13 to 14 October 2018. 

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!
The meeting website: http://www.ensoconference2018.org/

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: http://www.sealevel2017.org/


"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!
The meeting website: http://www.clivar2016.org/

Science Highlights

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).

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