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SCOR has issued a call for applications for the 2017 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program. Applications are due by 30 November 2016. SCOR will support three Visiting Scholars in 2017. Applications are welcomed from potential Visiting Scholars as well as institutions wishing to host a Visiting Scholar.

CLIVAR has made its new Science Plan available for a initial round of comments.

The Science Plan can be donwloaded from here.

The TPOS 2020 project aims to rejuvenate and revamp the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) to meet the observational, experimental, and operational needs of today and the future. Community feedback is now sought on the TPOS 2020 "First Report" (second and final reports will come in 2018 and 2020).

Science Highlights

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

A new ocean ‘reanalysis’ shows, although there are uncertainties over what might happen in the short term, the longer-term view is that a weakening of the circulation in the 21st century is still very likely as a result of increasing greenhouse gases.

ENSO's response to greenhouse warming has challenged scientists for decades, despite model agreement on projected mean state changes. Recent studies have provided new insights into the elusive links between ENSO and Pacific climate mean-state changes.

"Charting the course for climate and ocean research"
CLIVAR Open Science Conference on 16-23, September, 2016 in Qingdao, China
Abstract submission closed. Registration is NOW OPEN!
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Latest OSC News

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.

Rolling into the third day of the conference, participants’ attention was focused on understanding ocean and climate processes. Under this theme, the three sessions were mixing and stirring, ocean and climate dynamics, and upwelling and frontal zones.

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
PREFACE-PIRATA-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Variability Conference Paris France
2016-11-28 to 2016-12-01
The 3rd Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environment Sciences (XMAS-III) Xiamen China
2017-01-09 to 2017-01-11
The AMS Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington USA
2017-01-22 to 2017-01-26
2017-06-05 to 2017-06-09
Conference on Regional Sea-level Changes and Coastal Impacts New York USA
2017-07-10 to 2017-07-14