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The draft WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2029 is now available for public consultation. The Strategic Plan consultation will close on 31 August 2018.  

The Symposium dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences K.N. Fedorov will be held on 30 October - 2 November, 2018 in Moscow at Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS.

Ms. Jing Li, Staff Scientist in ICPO was invited to attend the 'First workshop on Upwelling Region and its Dynamics in the South China Sea (SCS) and its Adjacent Areas’ from May 7 - 8, 2018, in Putrajaya, Malaysia. 

Two international initiatives for the Tropical Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions at the Ocean Mesoscale have been endorsed by CLIVAR SSG recently: ATOMIC/EUREC4A-OA. is your gateway to all that is happening around the globe on World Oceans Day!

The “Northwestern Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (NPOCE)” is an international joint program endorsed by CLIVAR in 2010.

Dr. M. M Ali, Executive Director, ICMPO and Monsoons Panel successfully organised and attended the 3rd GEWEX-CLIVAR Monsoon Panel Meeting May 2018 on 6th and 8th May 2018, alongside the GEWEX Science Conference in Canmore, Alberta, Canada during 6-11 May 2018.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Registration system is now open!
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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.
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"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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Science Highlights

The Early Career Scientists Symposium was held alongside the 2016 CLIVAR Open Science Conference in Qingdao, hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography.

Dynamical processes in the atmosphere and ocean are central to determining the large-scale drivers of regional climate change, yet their predictive understanding is poor.

Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, nations agreed to limit global mean warming to 2°C, while also working toward the more ambitious goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C. However, current pledges to support the Paris Agreement would only limit global warming to 3°C. Would meeting the Paris temperature goals be sufficient to avoid an ice-free Arctic?

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
CLIVAR-FIO Joint Summer School in 2018 Qingdao China
2018-06-25 to 2018-07-07
International Symposium on Regional Reanalysis Bonn Germany
2018-07-17 to 2018-07-19
2018 International AMOC Science Meeting Cocunut, Grove USA
2018-07-24 to 2018-07-27
Stormtracks 2018 workshop Utö, Stockholm Sweden
2018-08-27 to 2018-08-31
ENSO and Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (EDV/TPDV) Workshop Ecuador
2018-10-13 to 2018-10-14
IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate Guayaquil Ecuador
2018-10-16 to 2018-10-18