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The call for nominations to CLIVAR panels and groups is now open. This year, for the first time, nominations are submitted via an online form. The deadline for nominations for appointments starting in 2016 is 25 October 2015.

In collaboration with SNCF and numerous partners, the Climate Train will travel across France from 6th to 25th October, stopping in 19 cities, communicating our understanding of climate change issues to the general public in the run up to COP21 that will be held in Paris. 

On 16th September 2015 CLIVAR launched its 20th anniversary with a ceremony at FIO. During the ceremony Prof Ma signed the agreement with WCRP for SOA/FIO to host the ICGPO for the next 4 years.

On 16th September 2015 WCRP/CLIVAR and IOC/WESTPAC hosted a joint workshop on “Advancing Ocean Climate Observations and Studies in the Indo-Pacific” at FIO

Do you want to work in a coordination role for climate science in an international environment? We have that job for you in Qingdao, China! The closing date for applications is 15 October 2015.

"Charting the course for future climate and ocean research"
CLIVAR Open Science Conference on 16-23, September, 2016 in Qingdao, China

Latest Science Highlights

Time-mean and trends for the period 1948-2007 are analysed in a suite of global ocean-sea ice models forced with CORE-II forcing, focusing on the ACC, MOC, water masses and sea-ice evolution.

This study shows how climate change due to humans has affected the probability that extreme events in South America and Southern Africa evolved in the way that they did.

Drifts/biases are often present when climate models are initialized from observed conditions to produce climate predictions.Model drifts are usually removed for skill assessment but they are rarely analysed.

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

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
11th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (11th ICSHMO) Santiago Chile
Mon, 2015-10-05 to Fri, 2015-10-09
10th Session of the CLIVAR Pacific Panel Santiago Chile
Sat, 2015-10-10 to Sun, 2015-10-11
Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 2015 Frascati Italy
Tue, 2015-10-20 to Fri, 2015-10-23
2nd Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Busan Korea
Mon, 2015-10-26 to Wed, 2015-10-28
CLIVAR-ICTP International Workshop on Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability: Challenge and Opportunity Trieste Italy
Mon, 2015-11-16 to Fri, 2015-11-20