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The registration for CLIVAR 2018 Summer Course is now open! You are encourag

The CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on “Past, present and Future Sea Level changes” will be organised in Qingdao, China, from June 25 to 30, 2018, back to back with the Training course “Ocean Forecast Systems” of the UNESCO/IOC Regional from July 2 to 7, 2018.

At the just concluded 23rd session of the CLIVAR SSG meeting in Pune, India in November 2017, the proposal of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel (NORP) membership was approved, which marks the official establishment of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel. The NORP is co-chaired by Drs Amy Solomon and John Fyfe.

ICPO was invited to participate in a meeting with Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) during his visit to the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State Oceanic Administration on December 18th, 2018.

From December 16th to 17th, Jose Santos and Jing Li were invited to participate in the First Healthy Ocean Innovation and Development Conference, in Huangdao. Jose briefly introduced CLIVAR by highlighting planetary heat balance and ocean heat storage; ocean observations and ocean modelling for healthy ocean development.

On December 6, 2017, the United Nations announced the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to mobilize the scientific community, policy-makers, business and civil society around a programme of joint research and technological innovation. 

The 23rd session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) was held on November 27-30, 2017 in Pune, India, hosted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology where the International CLIVAR Monsoon Project Office is based. 

WCRP is soliciting offers to host the International Project Office for its Core Project CliC ("Climate and Cryosphere") from July 2018 onward, for a period of at least three years.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract Submission is Now Open!
The meeting website: http://www.ensoconference2018.org/

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: http://www.sealevel2017.org/


"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!
The meeting website: http://www.clivar2016.org/

Science Highlights

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.

A recent study indicates a robust reduction of the Indian Winter Monsoon wind intensity over the Arabian Sea by the end of the 21st century in all the 27 analysed CMIP5 models (a reduction of 6.5% for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 8.5 and 3.5% for RCP4.5, on an average), which is not yet detectable in observations.