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The Mercator-Ocean Scientific Newsletter‘s purpose is to provide a periodical forum for the circulation of ideas and research results among the operational oceanography community. It is a scientific journal addressing specialists on the covered topic. It is dedicated to operational oceanography and its latest challenges and progress.

The SOOS/WCRP/ESA workshop on Southern Ocean air-sea fluxes to be held in Frascati, Italy, 21-23 September, 2015.  The workshop will have both poster and oral presentations, and is open to interested participants.

CLIVAR will co-organize the UNESCO/IOC ODC training course of this year on 7-18 Sempember in Qingdao, by inviting some of its panel members to lecture at the course, and organizing a CLIVAR workshop as part of the course. 

Dr. Annalisa Bracco, CLIVAR SSG member and incoming SSG Co-chair visited ICGPO and made a presentation on“Mesoscale and Submesoscale Processes: Observations and Modeling” for FIO’s scientists and students on 27th May 2015.

 Last week, the ICPO hosted Prof. Detlef Stammer, SSG co-chair, and this presented the ideal opportunity to further engagement with Chinese colleagues from the three main oceanographic institutions in Qingdao: FIO, OUC, and IOCAS.

Latest Science Highlights

Compared with the not evident increase of Pacific heat content, Indian Ocean heat content has dramatically increased over the "hiatus" period. 

The observed precipitation in South America exhibits significant anomalies when there are strong sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTA) in different parts of equatorial Pacific. The study analyses how models simulate these influences in present day climate simulations.

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
Data assimilation Summer School and Coupled Data Assimilation Symposium Beijing China Wed, 2015-07-01 to Wed, 2015-07-08
1st Session of Climate Dynamics Panel Exeter UK Thu, 2015-07-02 to Sat, 2015-07-04
Our Common Future Under Climate Change Paris France Tue, 2015-07-07 to Fri, 2015-07-10
4th CLIVAR Workshop on the Evaluation of ENSO in Climate Models: ENSO in a changing climate Paris France Wed, 2015-07-08 to Fri, 2015-07-10
RAPID - US AMOC International Science Meeting Bristol UK Tue, 2015-07-21 to Fri, 2015-07-24