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The ENSO Conceptual Model Working Group had its 3rd telecon on Nov. 19, 2020, with the participation of 16 WG members. In order to accelerate the speed for literature review, the group adopted a new format of telecons, which is to be organised every month for two hours each, containing two scientific talks for the thematical literature review, which...

The book: “Interacting Climates of Ocean Basins:  Observations, Mechanisms, Predictability, and Impacts”, has been recently published by Cambridge University press; the editor is Carlos R. Mechoso. University of California, Los Angeles; and has the contribution from Noel Keenlyside and Ingo Richter, co-chairs of the Tropical Basin Interaction RF, as well as from other members of the TBI RF....

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the Pacific Ocean has major worldwide social and economic consequences through its global scale effects on atmospheric and oceanic circulation, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and other natural systems. Ongoing climate change is projected to significantly alter ENSO’s dynamics and impacts.

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The CLIVAR Ocean Model Development panel organized a series of virtual meetings on 6th and 8th October, 2020. The panel reviewed the outcomes in the past few years, discussed the future science direction especially in the context of the new WCRP structure, and other business of the panel.

OMDP has been pushing forward the development of ocean circulation model through...

The CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel had its regular teleconference on 14th October 2020. In this meeting, the panel mainly focused on the annual report and the WCRP Lighthouse Activities.

The following tasks were discussed:

  • Update on the planned replacement for the half-day WAMC/YOPP-SH/SOOS/ASPeCt workshop alongside SCAR OSC
  • Synthesis of...

The CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel had its regular teleconference on 14th October 2020. Main tasks of the telecon were to discuss the annual report and the WCRP new structure. 

Noel Keenlyside, one of the CDP co-chair, introduced the new structure of WCRP. Among the five Lighthouse Activities (...

The CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel (PRP) had a telecon on Nov. 4, 2020, mainly discussing the mapping of the panel expertise onto the new structure of the WCRP. Antonietta briefly introduced the background of the ‘mapping exercise’, including the WCRP Lighthouse Activities (LHA); the highlights from CLIVAR SSG telecons on how to better...

The CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel had a telecon on 23 October 2020. During the telecon, participants focused the discussion on the preparation of ARP annual report (2019-2020), ARP membership, as well as the alignment to WCRP implementation.

The major uptake from the meeting are as follows:

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The CLIVAR/IOC GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel had a telecon on 2 November 2020. During the telecon, participants focused the discussion on how to map IORP into the new structure of WCRP, as well as the IORP membership issue. The major uptake from the meeting are as follows:

  1. With the evolving role of the Indian Ocean in...

The deadline for manuscript submission to the research topic on ‘Climate Services for Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise’ in Frontiers in Marine Science, has now been extended to 20 February 2020. The issue is coordinated by the WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level...

The International Project Offices (IPOs) and WCRP Secretariat held a teleconference on 26 October 2020. The telecon focused on the discussion of the involvement of the IPOs in the WCRP restructuring process, the updates on the Lighthouse Activities and Regional Consultations, as well as the plans for next year. 14 representatives from the WCRP Secretariat and project offices of CLIVAR, CliC,...

The China - Europe Frontier Forum "Progress on Ocean Science and Technology", co-organised by the Department of Earth Siences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and by the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division of EurASc will be held online on 20-21 October. The Forum will discuss four sessions, and CLIVAR SSG member Dake Chen will be one of the conveners of Session I.

 

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The first WCRP Meeting (online) of the Regional Focal Points (RFPs) for Asia and Oceania was held on 12 October 2020, attended by 25 participants, among which, eight are representatives selected by WCRP to act as focal points by the region; and the others are representatives from WCRP Joint Steering Committee (JSC), WCRP Secretariat and International Project Offices (IPOs). Dr Fangli Qiao and...

The first WCRP Meeting (online) of the Regional Focal Points (RFPs) for South America was held on 16th October 2020, attended by 20 participants, including the Regional Focal Points designed by WCRP from the nominations of the core projects, the support team from the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee and Core activities, and the support team from the WCRP Secretariat and International...

The CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations Panel (GSOP) held a teleconference on 12th October and discussed the following points:

  1. Update on GSOP activities

Members discussed the current activities of the panel, and also continued discussion on 2 topics that could be initiated next year:

  • Impact of pandemic on observation sampling and in turn on...

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