Pre-registration is open. Please visit and fill the form at the web page as soon as possible if you intend to participate!
31st March - 4th May: abstract submission
The conference aims to offer a forum for dissemination and discussion of recent progress in research on the climate of the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and extending to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The objective is to promote exchange of information between, on the one hand, climatologists, and on the other hand, hydrologists, ecologists, social scientists, human health experts, economists and agronomists.

The popular annual WMO climate statement for 2013 will -- for the first time -- include a section on oceans. CLIVAR, with its renewed focus on oceans and climate, will be working to further our understanding of, and ability to predict, these major changes.


POGO is pleased to announce that it will once again offer a special POGO Visiting Fellowship for training on-board an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise in 2014. This initiative is now in its seventh year and has proved to be a very successful training programme providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific programme.

The International and US CLIVAR hosted a Town Hall at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Both projects have new structures and redefined science foci and strategies for wider community involvement. The Town Hall was well attended and participants were keen to hear about the future science agenda of CLIVAR.