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In the context of WCRP's new Strategy and Implementation Plan  currently being developed, the programme is inviting (self-)nominations for membership in the following six of its expert panels:

The Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) will take place from 4 May until 29 June 2018. Expert Reviewers can register at www.ipcc.ch/apps/comments/srocc/fod/register.php up to a week before the...

From COP21 towards the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

10-11 September 2018
UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

Since COP21, new elements of knowledge came to light, thus enhancing our understanding of the interactions between ocean, climate and biodiversity. The...

Background

Ocean salinity is a key parameter that links various elements of the water cycle to ocean circulation dynamics and climate. Furthermore, salinity is a key dynamical parameter that influences oceans dynamics. Through the advent of new observing technologies, remote sensing and in situ, salinity research has gained much attention over the recent years, now...

Draft of CLIVAR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy is available for comments. Please send your comments to jose.santos@clivar.org by 4 May 2018.

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Roger G. Barry, former Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO), passed away on March 19, 2018, concluding a distinguished career in climate science. His work as a research scientist and professor, and his dedication to the formation of centers for the study of the cryosphere helped shape the evolution of climate science.

Roger Barry was born in 1935, in Sheffield, UK...

The ICPO is pleased to announce that Ms. Stefanny De Las Mercedes Quiroz Torres has joined the ICPO team in Qingdao, China as an intern. Stefanny graduated from Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil-Ecuador. She will work at ICPO from April to the end of September 2018 to support the organizing of CLIVAR-FIO summer school and ENSO conference....

The Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI) is one of the most fundamental metrics defining the status of global climate change and expectations for continued global warming. The EEI workshop will be held on 13-16 November 2018 in Toulouse, France. This event is being leaded by the Concept-Heat RF with the support of CLIVAR and GEWEX. The main objective of the...

The 2nd Indian Ocean Observing System (ndOOS) Review Workshop took place on March 22 and 23, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. There were 45 participants, including a Review Board of six, lead authors, IORP and SIBER members, and local observers. All 25 chapters of the review were presented  and discussed, with most speakers including a response to the comments provided prior to the...

The CLIVAR/IOC GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel held its 14th Session in the afternoon of March 21, 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia, alongside the IIOE-2 Steering Committee Meeting, IOGOOS-14 and SIBER-8. Sixteen participants including 11 IORP members, 4 observers and ICPO staff participated in the meeting. The meeting started with a brief orientation to CLIVAR and the terms of reference...

Fig. 1: The probability of reaching an ice-free Arctic at least once under 1.5°C (blue), 2.0°C (orange) and 3.0°C (red) global mean warming. Circles correspond to years when the warming threshold is first exceeded and squares correspond to years when the global mean temperature has stabilized. ...

The 3rd Open Science Symposium (OSS) on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (WPOC) will be held on May 8-10, 2018 in Qingdao, China. This will provide a forum for oceanographers, meteorologists and climate scientists to exchange recent progresses in their study of the WPO circulation and climate and its generality/difference with other oceans, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem,...

WCRP is calling for (self-)nominations for membership in the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), for a four-year term from January 2019 to December 2022. Nominations should be submitted via the JSC membership online nomination form by 6 April 2018.

The Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of the World Climate Research...

On February 10, the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) held its 16th Session in Portland, Oregon, US, right before the 2018 Ocean Science Meeting. Sixteen participants including ARP members and invited speakers from US CLIVAR AMOC Team, EUREC4A project, CLIVAR Eastern Boundary Upwelling System Research Focus (CLIVAR EBUS) and the European Commission have...

Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review was kicked off by a workshop organised by CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) in Portland, Oregon, USA, from February 8 to 9, 2018, back to back with the 2018 Ocean Science Meeting. Thirty participants, including the TAOS Review Committee members, invited speakers, representatives from Tropical Atlantic Observing programme/projects, and...

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