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You are kindly invited to submit your abstract/s (up to 500 words) by 6th July 2018.  Authors will be notified of the decision by Mid September 2018.

Have you recently published a paper, or done some cool fieldwork that you would like to share with the rest of the CLIVAR and Early Career Scientist community?  We are offering you the space here to showcase your achievements and tell us a little bit about yourselves.

The World Climate Research Programme is soliciting offers to host an International Project Office (IPO) to coordinate its cryospheric activities from1st January 2019 onward.

Registration is open for the 2018 SCOR Annual Meeting, in Plymouth, UK on 4-7 September 2018.

The WMO/IOC/ICSU Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) held its 39th session in Nanjing, China, on 16-20 April, 2018, hosted by the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology.

To address existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes, and to discuss intrinsic uncertainties, the WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts, join

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until 24:00. May 31st. Ecuador Local time (GMT-5). Early bird rate for registration until 30 September 2018


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!
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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
13th Session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel Davos Switzerland
2018-06-14 to 2018-06-15
CLIVAR-FIO Joint Summer School in 2018 Qingdao China
2018-06-25 to 2018-07-07
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
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