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The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes, and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties.It follows 11 years after the first WCRP sea level conference(Paris, 2006), and three years after...

PICES, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization, has organised in San Diego, USA, its Annual Meeting themed "Celebrating the Past, Imagining the Future". This year's Annual meeting was a celebration of 25 years of PICES. During this time, PICES has achieved remarkable success in furthering our understanding of the North Pacific's natural and socioeconomic...

In order to strengthen CLIVAR’s connection and seek potential opportunity for cooperation with ocean and climate research institutes in China, Valery Detemmerman, Lei Han and Jing Li have conducted a joint mission to the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED), Second Institute of Oceanography (SIO), SOA. Hangzhou; State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental...

The Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) is a scientific expert advisory group to the Global Ocean (GOOS) and Global Climate (GCOS) Observing Systems and the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). OOPCis a charged with leading the delivery of ocean physics/climate observation requirements, aiding in the development of strategies for evaluation and evolution of the system, and supporting...

SOOS is an international initiative of SCAR and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) with the mission to facilitate the collection and delivery of essential observations on dynamics and change of Southern Ocean systems to all international stakeholders (researchers, governments, industries), through design, advocacy and implementation of cost-...

The CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium was hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography in Qingdao, China, on September 18 and 24-25, 2016. 135 early career scientists (ECS) from 34 countries participated. The first day of the symposium provided the opportunity for ECS to network with peers and senior scientists, to become familiar with the institutional structure of CLIVAR, and to...

SCOR has issued a call for applications for the 2017 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program. The announcement can be found at http://www.scor-int.org/SCOR_CB/Call_for_2017_SCOR_Visiting_Scholars.pdf.

Applications are due by 30 November 2016. SCOR will support three Visiting Scholars in 2017. Applications are...

Early career scientists and students attending the CLIVAR 2016 Open Science Conference and presenting posters were eligible to be considered for outstanding poster awards.  A team of over 50 senior and early career scientists reviewed the 234 qualifying posters and recommended the following award winners. 

Awards were presented to the winners at the closing ceremony on...

Nestled between the mountains of Laoshan and the warm waters of the Yellow Sea, Qingdao, China, welcomed more than 600 scientists from 50 countries who gathered for the second CLIVAR Open Science Conference, the first one having taken place over a decade ago.

September 18, the first day of the conference, was hosted at the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology—a...

Closing out a week of great talks, discussions, and new or strengthened collaborations, the final day of the conference focused on climate information for sustainable development and the future of climate and ocean science. Two morning plenary and panel discussions were followed by closing remarks and the presentation of the early career scientist poster awards.

Martin Visbeck set the...

The fourth day of the conference featured talks under the theme of an ocean in a warmer world. The day was dedicated to understanding the future of Earth’s climate system—its potential changes and impacts—under the topics of climate modes, sea level, and boundary current systems.

Mike Alexander, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, discussed modes of sea surface temperature in a...

Rolling into the third day of the conference, participants’ attention was focused on understanding ocean and climate processes. Under this theme, the three sessions were mixing and stirring, ocean and climate dynamics, and upwelling and frontal zones.

Rym Msadeck, CNRS/CERFACS, presented on the role of ocean dynamics in climate variability on interannual to multidecadal timescales. “The...

After an evening reception, held on the shores of the Yellow Sea, participants gathered the next morning for the second day of the conference under the theme of “Climate Variability and Predictability.” The main theme for the plenary talks, parallel sessions, and posters were split into the timeframes of intraseasonal to interannual, decadal, and centennial to millennial.

Opening the...

Nestled between the mountains of Laoshan and the warm waters of the Yellow Sea, over 600 scientists from 50 countries gathered for the second CLIVAR Open Science Conference in Qingdao China, the first one occurring over a decade ago. The first day of the conference was hosted by the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology—a new sprawling campus performing exciting...

CLIVAR has made its new Science Plan available for a initial round of comments.

The Science Plan will be presented in a Town Hall at the CLIVAR Open Science Conference, on Wednesday 21st September, with initial comments provided but some...

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