IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Event Contact: 
Jose Santos
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Poster Guidelines


The global impact of El Niño-Southern Oscillation events (ENSO) highlights the need to address ENSO scientific challenges in the context of international climate research, assessments, and operational prediction efforts.  We should also point out that the highest socio-economic impact during strong ENSO events have been traditionally reported in Latin America, Africa and Asia, in developing countries that do not have enough resources to cope to the presence of this extreme events. Given the current progress, uncertainties, and ensuing greenhouse warming, it is timely to ask - what is the current state of understanding of ENSO in terms of its diverse behavior, extremity, impacts, and teleconnections?

As a catalyzing activity in the process to better understand ENSO and its impacts, CLIVAR and CIIFEN are organizing the IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a Warmer Climate (ENSO2018). This conference is a follow-on to the III International Conference on ENSO: “Bridging the gaps between Global ENSO Science and regional processes, extremes and impacts” held in November 2014; the Second International “Workshop on ENSO, Decadal Variability and Climate Change in South America: Trends, teleconnections and potential impacts” held in October 2010; and the First International ENSO Conference: “The El Niño phenomenon and its global impact” in May 2005, All held in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The main goal of the Conference is to review progress on the science of ENSO.  This will include a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors,” (especially regarding longitudinal variations of ENSO sea surface warming), assessing precursors to the different flavors, and examining how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive ENSO flavors and impact their predictability may change in a warming world. There are 6 sessions 

  1. ENSO observations,  including analysis of recent events
  2. ENSO dynamics
  3. ENSO and other modes of climate variability (intraseasonal, decadal, centennial)
  4. ENSO modeling and prediction
  5. ENSO impacts and Regional processes
  6. Climate information and sustainable development, and the future of climate and ocean science

Conference website: http://www.ensoconference2018.org

Abstract submision

Abstract submission was closed by 31 May 2018.

After a rigorous selection process the Scientific Committee of ENSO2018 have selected 210 abstracts to be presented during the 3-day event (42 keynote and oral presentations and 168 posters), coming from 36 countries around the world: 



Registration is now open through http://www.ensoconference2018.org/enso_registration.html

Registration for the conference is mandatory for all participants. The Conference venue can host a maximum of 300 participants. In order to avoid disappointment, the Organising Committee strongly encourages early registration.

Programme (Download the conference programme)


Download the Poster Guidelines 


Sponsorship Opportunities for IV International ENSO Conference

The Organising Committee of the IV International ENSO Conference encourage you to be a sponsor to the conference. There are several categories for the sponsorship opportunities. Please check below for more details. If you are interested to become a sponsor, please contact: enso2018@clivar.org 

  • Platinum Sponsor – US $12,000
  • Gold Sponsor – US $8,000
  • Silver Sponsor – US $4,000

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Video & Webstreaming Sponsor – US $10,000 (1 opportunity)
  • Best Poster Awards  – US $5,000

For more information about the sponsorship opportunity, please visit: http://www.clivar.org/news/sponsorship-opportunities-iv-international-enso-conference