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The call for nominations to CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR panels is now open. Deadline for nominations for appointments starting in 2019 (and 2020 for the SSG) is 10 October 2018, and nominations can be submitted online.

Jose Santos Executive Director of the Internatioal CLIVAR Project Office, attended the Global Ocean Summit 2018 (GOS 2018) during 3-5 July, hosted by the Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Tech

The Second International Workshop on Regional Oceanic Numerical Modeling and Observation was organized by the Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (NIUST) on July 2-3, 2018, The ED of ICPO was invited to give some remarks on CLIVAR during the opening session.

The Seminar for the establishment of the International Marine Science Popularization Alliance (IMSPA) was held at the Academic Exchange center of the Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (Qingdao) on July 5th, 2018.

The 6th Argo Science Workshop (ASW-6) is organized to prepare for Oceanbs’19 by providing an opportunity to share ideas presented in the Argo White Paper among the Argo community and to connect them to other observing networks and user communities including research/operational and other application areas.

The 23rd PIRATA meeting and the 2nd TAOS REVIEW meeting will be organized in Marseille, France from October 22 to 26, 2018. Deadline for abstract submission is: 8 September, 2018; Deadline for registration is: 6 October, 2018.

A new article entitled ‘Exploring the Interplay Between Ocean Eddies and the Atmosphere’, written by Walter Robinson, Sabrina Speich and Eric Chassignet, has recently been published on Eos (, summarising the workshop on ‘Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Interactions with the Atmosphere’.

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 Early Career Scientists Symposium was held alongside the 2016 CLIVAR Open Science Conference in Qingdao, hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography.

Dynamical processes in the atmosphere and ocean are central to determining the large-scale drivers of regional climate change, yet their predictive understanding is poor.

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?

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
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
Stormtracks 2018 workshop Utö, Stockholm Sweden
2018-08-27 to 2018-08-31
ENSO and Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (EDV/TPDV) Workshop San Pedro de Manglaralto Ecuador
2018-10-13 to 2018-10-14
IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate Guayaquil Ecuador
2018-10-16 to 2018-10-18
PIRATA 23 and 2nd TAOS Review Workshop Marseille France
2018-10-22 to 2018-10-26