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WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations for membership in the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), for a four-year term from January 2019 to December 2022. Nominations should be submitted via an online nomination form by 6 April 2018. 

On February 10, the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) held its 16th Session in Portland, Oregon, US, right before the 2018 Ocean Science Meeting. Sixteen participants including ARP members and invited speakers from US CLIVAR AMOC Team, EUREC4A project, CLIVAR EBUS and European Commission have participated the meeting.

Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review was kicked off by a workshop organised by CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) in Portland, Oregon, USA, from February 8 to 9, 2018, back to back with the 2018 Ocean Science Meeting. 

The Atlantic Regional Panel (ARP) organized a workshop, co-sponsored by CLIVAR and US-CLIVAR, Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Interactions with the Atmosphere, held February 17th & 18th, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, USA, immediately following the 12th Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM).

The latest issue of CLIVAR Exchanges, a joint issue with US CLIVAR Variations, titled "Sea Level Rise", is now available to read and download.

The registration for CLIVAR 2018 Summer Course is now open! You are encourag

The CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on “Past, present and Future Sea Level changes” will be organised in Qingdao, China, from June 25 to 30, 2018, back to back with the Training course “Ocean Forecast Systems” of the UNESCO/IOC Regional from July 2 to 7, 2018.

At the just concluded 23rd session of the CLIVAR SSG meeting in Pune, India in November 2017, the proposal of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel (NORP) membership was approved, which marks the official establishment of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel. The NORP is co-chaired by Drs Amy Solomon and John Fyfe.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract Submission 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.
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"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

Meeting report of the International WCRP/IOC Conference on Regional Sea Level Rise and Its Impacts has been published in EOS on 05 January 2018.

Coastal zones are especially in need of climate services for adaptation, as they are increasingly threatened by sea level rise and its impacts. An important component of these services will be sea level scenarios and projections aligned to the needs of users.

A recent study indicates a robust reduction of the Indian Winter Monsoon wind intensity over the Arabian Sea by the end of the 21st century in all the 27 analysed CMIP5 models (a reduction of 6.5% for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 8.5 and 3.5% for RCP4.5, on an average), which is not yet detectable in observations. 

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
IOGOOS-14/IORP-14/SIBER-8/IRF-8/IIOE-2 SC2 Jakarta Indonesia
2018-03-19 to 2018-03-24
2018 EGU session: OS1.9/AS1.24/BG3.5/CL4.07 The Indian Ocean's past, present, and future (co-organized) Vienna Austria
2018-04-08 to 2018-04-13
Session on Atlantic climate variability, and its global impacts and predictability at JpGU 2018 Makuhari Messe Japan 2018-05-20
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
2018 International AMOC Science Meeting Cocunut, Grove USA
2018-07-24 to 2018-07-27