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The Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) will take place from 4 May

In view of the launching of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030), the Ocean and Climate Platform and IOC-UNESCO are organizing a High Level Scientific Conference on 10 and 11 September 2018, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

2018 Ocean Salinity Science Conference will be organised from 5 to 9 November 2018, in France. 100 people from salinity international community are expected to participate in the workshop. 

Draft of CLIVAR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy is available for comments.

Roger G. Barry, former Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO), passed away on March 19, 2018, concluding a distinguished career in climate science.

Stefanny graduated from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil-Ecuador. She will work at ICPO from April to the end of September 2018 to support the organizing of CLIVAR-FIO summer school and ENSO conference.

The EEI workshop will be held on 13-16 November 2018 in Toulouse, France. This event is being leaded by the Concept-Heat RF with the support of CLIVAR and GEWEX. 

The 2nd Indian Ocean Observing System (ndOOS) Review Workshop took place on March 22 and 23, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. There were 45 participants, including a Review Board of six, lead authors, IORP and SIBER members, and local observers. 

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.
See more on the meeting website:

"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

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?

Meeting report of the International WCRP/IOC Conference on Regional Sea Level Rise and Its Impacts has been published in EOS on 05 January 2018.

Coastal zones are especially in need of climate services for adaptation, as they are increasingly threatened by sea level rise and its impacts. An important component of these services will be sea level scenarios and projections aligned to the needs of users.

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
Session on Atlantic climate variability, and its global impacts and predictability at JpGU 2018 Makuhari Messe Japan 2018-05-20
13th Session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel Davos Switzerland
2018-06-14 to 2018-06-15
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
IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate Guayaquil Ecuador
2018-10-16 to 2018-10-18