[Call for Applications] CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on 'Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate'

The Summer School is postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for new announcement soon.

Download the poster here.

The CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on 'Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate' will be organised in Qingdao, China, from July 6 to 11, 2020, back to back with the Training course on 'Regional Application of Coupled Climate Models' organised by the UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (ODC) from July 13 to 222020. Registration is now open for both of the two training courses: http://odc.fio.com.cn/a/applicationonline/ Application deadline: 24:00 GMT+8, 27 March 2020. 

The CLIVAR summer school will focus on the interactions of ocean meso- and sub-mesoscale motions with Earth's climate system, including the following topics:

  • Observations: How are remote and in situ observations made on these scales, what new technologies (e.g. autonomous vehicles) are becoming available, and what are the challenges in analyzing and interpreting these data?
  • Dynamics: What are the dynamical mechanisms that produce meso- and sub-mesoscale motions? How do they interact with larger-scale circulations?
  • Modeling: How are meso- and submeso-scale motions represented in numerical models? What are the computational challenges to simulating these scales?
  • Role in climate: How do meso- and submeso-scale motions influence air-sea interactions and fluxes of energy and nutrients between the near-surface and deeper ocean? How do they shape marine ecosystems? What is the importance of ocean macroturbulence for simulating and projecting climate change?

We invite Early Career Scientists from all over the world to participate in these two events. Limited funding support for travel is available.

For more information please contact:  icpo@clivar.org or visit: http://www.clivar.org/events/clivar-fio-summer-school-ocean-macroturbulence-and-its-role-earth%E2%80%99s-climate