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ICPO attended the workshop on Regional Oceanic Numerical Modeling and Observation organized by the NUIST on 30-31 May in Nanjing and gave a presentation on WCRP and CLIVAR.

June 8 is World Oceans Day, designed to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life and to celebrate together the beauty, wealth and promise of the ocean.  This year’s theme is “Healthy oceans, healthy planet”, with special emphasis on stopping plastic pollution.

Early discount registration for the 2016 CLIVAR Open Science Conference “Charting the course for climate and ocean research” will close on June 15. This international meeting will take place September 18-25 in Qingdao, China and bring together community leaders and early career scientists to delve into the range of CLIVAR science topics. 

The workshop will take place at Dakar, Senegal, from November 21 to November 25, 2016.The deadline for application is August 15, 2016

The call for nominations to CLIVAR panels and groups is now open. Deadline for nominations for appointments is 20 July 2016, and nominations can be submitted online.

"Charting the course for climate and ocean research"
CLIVAR Open Science Conference on 16-23, September, 2016 in Qingdao, China
Abstract submission closed. Registration is NOW OPEN!
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Latest Science Highlights

Given the energy accumulation in the climate system under increased greenhouse forcing, why hasn't the Southern Ocean warmed?

A new ocean ‘reanalysis’ shows, although there are uncertainties over what might happen in the short term, the longer-term view is that a weakening of the circulation in the 21st century is still very likely as a result of increasing greenhouse gases.

ENSO's response to greenhouse warming has challenged scientists for decades, despite model agreement on projected mean state changes. Recent studies have provided new insights into the elusive links between ENSO and Pacific climate mean-state changes.

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
Summer School on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions Trieste Italy
2016-06-27 to 2016-07-01
CFMIP/WCRP/ICTP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity Trieste Italy
2016-07-04 to 2016-07-07
Advanced School on Earth System Modelling Pune India
2016-07-18 to 2016-07-29
13th Annual Meeting - Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Beijing China
2016-07-31 to 2016-08-05
Workshop on Forecasting ENSO Impacts on Marine Ecosystems of the US West Coast San Diego USA
2016-08-10 to 2016-08-11
SCAR 2016 Open Science Conference Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
2016-08-20 to 2016-08-30
GEWEX Convection-Permitting Climate Modeling Meeting Boulder United States
2016-09-06 to 2016-09-08
Second Session of the Climate Dynamics Panel Qingdao China
2016-09-17 to 2016-09-18
Ninth Session of the Global Synthesis and Observations Panel Qingdao China 2016-09-18
CLIVAR Open Science Conference Qingdao China
2016-09-18 to 2016-09-25