The WGOMD Workshop on Ocean Climate High Resolution Modelling, which is taking place in Kiel, Germany next Monday to Wednesday, 7-9 April will be live streamed via mms://

Please visit the workshop website for more information and to see the latest version of the agenda:

About 220 scientists attended the WCRP Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (WCRP-LAC) in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 17-21 March 2014. The subtitle of the conference "Developing, Linking and Applying Climate Knowledge" was suggested to emphasize the main goal of this event that is to define the research agenda needed to contribute to the provision of effective climate services in the LAC region... read more

The pan-CLIVAR meeting will happen in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 16-18 July 2014, in association with the 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle (14-17 July) and the pan-GEWEX meeting (17-18 July).
Registration is to be done via  To do this, the code “CLV11417” must be entered in Step 1 of the registration process, after you create a login and password for the site registration.
Deadline for registration to the pan-CLIVAR is 31st March 2014.

The First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) in Qingdao, China, is seeking a scientist for a staff position at the International CLIVAR Global Project Office (ICGPO) hosted at FIO. The successful candidate would join the Executive Director and a Senior Staff Scientist, both recruited from the existing international CLIVAR team, and an Administrative Assistant, to formulate the ICGPO. Application deadline - 28 March 2014


Pre-registration is open. Please visit and fill the form at the web page as soon as possible if you intend to participate!
31st March - 4th May: abstract submission
The conference aims to offer a forum for dissemination and discussion of recent progress in research on the climate of the region surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and extending to the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The objective is to promote exchange of information between, on the one hand, climatologists, and on the other hand, hydrologists, ecologists, social scientists, human health experts, economists and agronomists.

The popular annual WMO climate statement for 2013 will -- for the first time -- include a section on oceans. CLIVAR, with its renewed focus on oceans and climate, will be working to further our understanding of, and ability to predict, these major changes.


POGO is pleased to announce that it will once again offer a special POGO Visiting Fellowship for training on-board an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) cruise in 2014. This initiative is now in its seventh year and has proved to be a very successful training programme providing hands-on, sea-going experience to young scientists from developing countries, and the opportunity to be involved in an internationally renowned scientific programme.

The International and US CLIVAR hosted a Town Hall at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu. Both projects have new structures and redefined science foci and strategies for wider community involvement. The Town Hall was well attended and participants were keen to hear about the future science agenda of CLIVAR.

Every year, the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR Panels and Working Groups review their membership. We are seeking nominations or self-nominations for new members to serve in all CLIVAR panels from January 2015. New members will play a key role in driving CLIVAR’s scientific agenda onto the next decade.


Third International Symposium on “Effects of climate change on the world’s oceans”
March 23–27, 2015
Santos, Brazil
The strong linkage between ocean dynamics and societal needs, underlined by the role of science, represents the background for a series of climate change meetings coordinated by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO).