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Liping Yin, Staff Scientist of the ICPO, attended the 2018 China Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) annual meeting, which was organized by the secretariat of China SCOR and co-organized by Zhejiang University as well as Zhejiang Ocean University, on 27-28 December 2018 at Zhejiang University.

Dr Wenju Cai was elected as the Co-chair of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) during the WCRP 39th JSC meeting. Dr. Cai will succeed Prof. Detlef Stammer starting from Jan 1st, 2019 for a period of four years.

WCRP announced the recipients of the 2018 Modelling and Data Prizes recently, which are awarded annually in collaboration with the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS, for the Data Prize) and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP, for the Modelling Prize). 

Recently, the Sea Ice Prediction Network-SOUTH (SIPN-South) project has collected seasonal forecasts of Antarctic sea ice aligned with the Year Of Polar Prediction Special Observing Period (austral summer 2018-2019).

Jose Santos, Executive Director of the ICPO attended the Regional Workshop for the South Pacific held in Guayaquil, Ecuador (17-18 December 2018), organized under the auspices of the United Nations, in coord

The conference report and power point presentations from several Scientists who presented their research during the IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate (ENSO2018) are now available online.

Professor Detlef Stammer will end his term of CLIVAR SSG Co-chair on December 31, 2018; He  will continue to contribute his expertise and leadership on Ocean and Climate research as WCRP JSC member in 2019  and as Co-chair of The WCRP Grand Challenge (GC) on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts.

Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability and Change Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

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!
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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!
The meeting website:

Science Highlights

The scientific challenge is extreme due to the rich complexity of interactions and feedbacks between regional and global processes, each of which affects the global climate trajectory. Technical development, international coordination, and a close interaction between the science and stakeholder communities are also required.

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the most consequential climate phenomenon on Earth; the eastern Pacific El Niño is associated with flooding in eastern Pacific regions and droughts in western Pacific regions. However, a lack of inter-model consensus regarding the response of eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures - a crucial diagnostic for the eastern Pacific El Niño - means that the effect of global warming on the ENSO remains uncertain for decades. 

The complicated communications between the BOB and the equatorial Indian Ocean through both ocean and atmospheric teleconnections are one of the most important aspects of the tropical Indian Ocean climate. By analyzing satellite observational data and ocean general circulation model experiments, this study investigates the key processes that determine the spatial distribution and seasonality of intraseasonal eddy kinetic energy (EKE) within the Bay of Bengal (BOB).