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Prof. Lixin Wu has been awarded the AGU Ambassador Award according to the press release announced by AGU on August 22, 2019.  AGU Fellow is conferred on recipients of the Award. 

A workshop was held in December 2018 (pre-AGU) focused on estimating freshwater fluxes from the Greenland Ice Sheet. It was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and co-hosted by CLIVAR and CliC projects OMDP, NORP, and ISMIP6

Under the auspices of the WCRP Climate Science Week at the AGU Fall Meeting 2019.  Applications to attend the workshop are now open and will close on 7 September 2019.

The 4th Session of CLIVAR Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems Research Foci (EBUS RF) met on 20-21 July 2019 in Trieste, Italy. The meeting specially focused on the brainstorming and discussion of the EBUS perspective paper, as well as the future cooperations with SCOR WG-155.

The ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems took place from 15 to 19 July 2019 in Trieste, Italy. The research school aimed at stimulating discussion and new ideas concerning the mechanisms that influence the responses of EBUSs to climate variability and change. 

The Agreement on hosting of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) has been signed between FIO and WCRP on July 11, 2019. According to the agreement, FIO will continue to host ICPO from July 2019 to June 2024 in Qingdao, China.

This session highlights water cycle research that describes the linkages between the ocean, atmosphere, and land hydrology. The abstract submission deadline coming up soon, Wednesday 31st July 2019.

The call for nominations to the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR panels is now open. Deadline for nominations for appointments starting in 2020 (and 2021 for the SSG) is 10 October 2019, nominations can be submitted online.


This second-generation CLIVAR Science Plan builds on the important legacy of CLIVAR emerging since its inception in 1992 and redirects the CLIVAR goals and priorities for the coming decade after consultation with scientists and stakeholders throughout the climate community.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Registration system 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/

Science Highlights

Because of the existing confusion about multiple perspectives on high-end scenarios, there needs to be a reconciliation of those perspectives by integrating the best scientific information and guidance to provide consensus on actionable science. 

An article on 'A Sustained Ocean Observing System in the Indian Ocean for Climate Related Scientific Knowledge and Societal Needs' has recently been published on Frontiers in Marine Science, as one of the contribution to the 'OceanObs'19: An Ocean of Opportunity'. 

 Members from the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP) and collaborators summarized the new developments in ocean modeling since a similar OMDP review from 2010.