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.


Third International Symposium on “Effects of climate change on the world’s oceans”
March 23–27, 2015
Santos, Brazil
The strong linkage between ocean dynamics and societal needs, underlined by the role of science, represents the background for a series of climate change meetings coordinated by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO).