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The latest CLIVAR Exchanges, a special issue for CLIVAR Open Science Conference Award Winners , has just been published! This issue of Exchanges showcases some of high quality research done by young researchers that were presented with outstanding poster awards at the CLIVAR Open Science Conference in 2016...

The UNESCO/IOC-ODC Training Course on Development of Coupled Regional Ocean Models will be organized in Qingdao, China, from 12 - 23 June, 2017. The course is organized by the UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (UNESCO/IOC-ODC).

This training course is designed to develop the capacity of member states in the Western Pacific (...

After an extensive search, we would like to welcome the new Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO), José Luis Santos Davila.

José obtained his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology of Atlanta, USA in 1995. He has been a Professor at the Marine Sciences and Maritime Engineering Department of the Escuela Superior...

The 2017 Joint IAPSO-ITAMAS-IAGA Assembly will be organised from 27 August to 1 September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. There are 11 Joint Sessions, 44 IAGA Sesssions, 22 IAMAS Sessions and 7 IAPSO Sessions in the Assembly. ...

IMBeR will hold its fifth IMBIZO at Woods Hole in October. The aim of the IMBIZO 5 is to progress the implementation of the new IMBeR Science Plan (2016-2025). The overall theme of the meeting is Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management. This is the basis of the science plan where the research goal is to Understand, quantify...

 

From January 30th to February 1st, the CLIVAR/IOC GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP) met for its 13th session in Perth, Australia. The main agenda item of the meeting was the (Indian Ocean Observaing System (IndOOS) Review Workshop, jointly organized with SIBER, IRF and IOGOOS. The IndOOS Review is being co-ordinated by IORP on behalf of the international community. During the...

 


SOLAS is pleased to release its new SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation!

SOLAS being a bottom-up organisation, community consultation played a central role in the process adopted for the realisation of this document. SOLAS takes, therefore, this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge all contributors again.

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The abstract submission deadline for the WCRP/IOC Sea Level Conference has been extended!

New deadline: 28th February 2017

We encourage our colleagues from all nations to submit their abstracts and we are looking forward to seeing them at the conference.

To submit your abstract and for more details, visit the conference website:

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The first AtlantOS newsletter has been released recently to introduce the vision of AtlantOS to the wider community interested in the Atlantic Ocean and the societal benefit that is enabled by sustained ocean observation.

Atlantic Ocean observation is currently undertaken through loosely-coordinated in-situ observing networks and global satellite observations. To tackle the challenge of...

Sea surface temperatures that are too warm in the eastern tropical Atlantic and Pacific oceans have long stymied coupled climate model depictions of our planet. A fresh look and update was undertaken by the international Eastern Tropical Oceans Synthesis Working Group, with a specific focus on comparing and contrasting the physical processes governing the two basins. Too few low clouds in...

The Group on Earth Observations Oceans and Society: Blue Planet Initiative (GEO Blue Planet) is seeking nominations of ocean and coastal observing experts and ocean and coastal-related service users, ocean and coastal social science and policy experts, industry representatives, non-governmental organization representatives, non-profit organization representatives and intergovernmental...

The First Report of the TPOS 2020 project was published on 30 December 2016. This report contains initial recommendations for the Backbone and a synopsis of initial results and plans for the various initiatives of TPOS 2020.

The Executive Summary and the full First Report can be downloaded from the tpos2020.org website or from the...

The SCAR Strategic Plan 2017-2022 is now available online. For more detailed information, please access here.

Sea surface and upper ocean temperatures are controlled by the heat flux through the ocean surface, namely insolation, outgoing and incoming infrared radiation, sensible heat flux, latent heat flux and advection, including upwelling. While sea surface temperature warming was observed in most of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the Western Pacific Ocean, the Central Tropical and the Eastern...

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