International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO)

The ICPO consists of two offices, hosted by China and India, and contract staff, supported by the USA. Overall management and coordination of the ICPO is the responsibility of the ICPO Executive Director who also acts as the primary interface with the CLIVAR SSG co-chairs and the Director, WCRP. The Executive Director is assisted by a Deputy Executive Director.

Contact Addresses

Staff locations and contact details:

International CLIVAR Global Project Office (ICGPO)

State Oceanographic Administration First Institute of Oceanography
6 Xianxialing Road
Qingdao 266061, P.R. China

ICGPO staff

Dr. Jose Santos
ICPO Executive Director
Qingdao, China

Lina Kang
Administrative Assistant
Qingdao, China

Jing Li
Staff Scientist
Qingdao, China

Dr. Liping YIN
Staff Scientist
Qingdao, China

International CLIVAR Monsoon Project Office (ICMPO)

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Dr Homi Bhaba Road, Pashan Pune-411008, India


Ashwini Kulkarni
Senior Scientist
Pune, India

S Mahapatra
Senior Scientist
Pune, India

Sandeep D Sukhdeve
Assistant Engineer (IT)
Pune, India


Event City Country Dates
Heat and Freshwater Storage and Transports in Observations and Climate Models Exeter UK
2020-04-28 to 2020-05-01
IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate Guayaquil Ecuador
2018-10-16 to 2018-10-18
CLIVAR-FIO Joint Summer School in 2018 Qingdao China
2018-06-25 to 2018-07-07
23rd Session of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group Pune India
2017-11-27 to 2017-11-30
2017 CLIVAR International Symposium on Boundary Currents QNLM, Qingdao China
2017-06-05 to 2017-06-07

Roles and Responsibilities of the ICPO

Each office and individual staff will have unique as well as shared responsibilities. Distribution of roles and responsibilities will be the responsibility of the Executive Director, in consultation with the CLIVAR SSG. ICPO staff will meet together on a regular basis, in person or virtually, to review their work and to coordinate and make adjustments in the assignment of tasks and responsibilities as appropriate. The first such meeting will take place at the PanCLIVAR meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, in July 2014; the resulting ICPO plan will be published here.

Tasks of the ICPO

Tasks of the ICPO include, but are not limited to:

  • Support to CLIVAR panels, task forces and working groups, including organization of meetings, participation in meetings, writing reports, follow up on action items, maintaining web pages, liaison between panels tand with other relevant activities;

  • CLIVAR communications and outreach; preparation of articles and special issues for the CLIVAR newsletter (CLIVAR Exchanges) and news updates for the CLIVAR and WCRP ezines and web pages; liaison with other WCRP communication officers;

  • Support to CLIVAR capacity development activities and coordination with other relevant WCRP capacity development activities;

  • Support for development and implementation of the WCRP Grand Science Challenge and other cross-cutting activities;

  • Representation of CLIVAR at international fora and to partner/sponsoring organizations;

  • Development of CLIVAR panel and SSG membership proposals for approval by SSG and WCRP JSC, respectively;

  • Fund raising for CLIVAR activities and ICPO staff and operations;

  • Support of the SSG, including organization of annual SSG meetings, writing the meeting report, follow up on SSG action items;

  • Oversight and maintenance of CLIVAR website;

  • Final editing and publication of CLIVAR documents;

  • Liaison between the CLIVAR SSG Chairs and the WCRP JPS on issues and activities of relevance to activities in other WCRP projects and partners.