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From January 30th to February 1st, the CLIVAR/IOC GOOS Indian Ocean Regional Panel (IORP) met for its 13th session in Perth, Australia. The main agenda item of the meeting was the (Indian Ocean Observaing System (IndOOS) Review Workshop, jointly organized with SIBER, IRF and IOGOOS.

SOLAS is pleased to release its new SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation!

Abstract submission deadline has been extended to 28 February 2017. We welcome participation and abstract submissions from all nations around the world! To submit your abstract and for more details, visit the conference website:

Science Highlights

Sea surface temperatures that are too warm in the eastern tropical Atlantic and Pacific oceans have long stymied coupled climate model depictions of our planet.

While sea surface temperature warming was observed in most of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the Western Pacific Ocean, the Central Tropical and the Eastern Pacific Ocean exhibited a cooling trend.

Given the energy accumulation in the climate system under increased greenhouse forcing, why hasn't the Southern Ocean warmed?

"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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Summary of the CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium that was hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography in Qingdao, China, on September 18 and 24-25, 2016. 135 early career scientists (ECS) from 34 countries participated.

Early career scientists and students attending the CLIVAR 2016 Open Science Conference and presenting posters were eligible to be considered for outstanding poster awards.  A team of over 50 senior and early career scientists reviewed the 234 qualifying posters and recommended the following award winners. 


Nestled between the mountains of Laoshan and the warm waters of the Yellow Sea, Qingdao, China, welcomed more than 600 scientists from 50 countries who gathered for the second CLIVAR Open Science Conference, the first one having taken place over a decade ago.

Closing out a week of great talks, discussions, and new or strengthened collaborations, the final day of the conference focused on climate information for sustainable development and the future of climate and ocean science.

The fourth day of the conference featured talks under the theme of an ocean in a warmer world. The day was dedicated to understanding the future of Earth’s climate system—its potential changes and impacts—under the topics of climate modes, sea level, and boundary current systems.

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
Second Brazilian Symposium on Water Waves Rio de Janeiro Brazil
2017-03-13 to 2017-03-15
3rd APECS International Online Conference 2017 2017-03-20
Polar Prediction Workshop 2017 and 2nd Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project Meeting Bremerhaven Germany
2017-03-27 to 2017-03-30
West Antarctic Peninsula Working Group Workshop British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge UK
2017-05-15 to 2017-05-16
JpGU-AGU Joint meeting on Climate variations in the Atlantic Makuhari Messe Japan
2017-05-20 to 2017-05-25
2017 US AMOC Science Team Meeting Santa Fe New Mexico
2017-05-23 to 2017-05-25