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Eight science priorities have been identified by the National Academy of Sciences “to identify areas of strategic investment with the highest potential payoff” for the next decade. Such priorities include sea level rise, processes that contribute to climate variability, and the role of biodiversity, to name a few. Ultimately these priorities have broad societal relevance and...

 An open letter from a group of climate scientists ask for an end to the rainbow colour scale in climate science. The scientists, including NCAS's Ed Hawkins petitions the climate science community in a "A plea to you all to help rid climate science of colour scales that can distort, mislead and confuse. Colour scales that are often illegible to those who are colour blind."

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At the 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal in 2015 was awarded to Dr. Bin Wang, Professor at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at University of Hawaii, Overseas Dean of the School of Atmospheric Science of NUIST, “for creative insights leading to important advances in the understanding of tropical and monsoonal processes and...

The World Climate Research Program (WCRP) is launching a Polar Challenge to reward the first team able to send an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for a 2,000 kilometer mission under the sea-ice in the Arctic or Antarctic.

The aim is to stimulate the development of a sorely-needed monitoring tool for the Polar regions and ultimately to expand scientific research capabilities and...

A group of international experts convened in Pasadena, USA, to discuss the next steps in coordinating global and regional information on drought understanding, monitoring, forecasting and management. The International Global Drought Information System (GDIS) Workshop: Next Steps was held from 11-13 December 2014 to review the physical mechanisms and predictability of drought world-wide,...

Abstracts are welcomed to submitted to the special session on the 50th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean Expedition(IIOE-2) that will be convened during the  IAPSO symposium at the IUGG General Assembly in Prague during 26-30 June 2015 (http://www.iugg2015prague.com). The details are available at ...

Thirty two students from Angola, Namibia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Republic Democratic of Congo, South Africa, Norway, Germany, China, France, Spain and Netherland attended the Nansen Tutu Summer School on Ocean, Climate and Marine Ecosystem, hosted by the hosted by the Nansen Tutu Center for Marine...

The year of 2014 has been very busy for CLIVAR. The ICPO relocated from Southampton (UK) to its distributed office in Qingdao (China) and Pune (India). In July the first ever pan-CLIVAR meeting took place in The Hague, Netherlands, and provided the opportunity for members of CLIVAR panels to discuss activities with the...

Members of the XBT (Expendable BathyThermograph) community met in November in Beijing, China, at the 4th XBT Workshop: XBT Science and the Way Forward. The meeting was an international collaboration, with 30+ attendees from regions including USA, Australia, Europe, China, India, Brazil and Japan. XBT data make up around 15% of the global historical upper-ocean temperature profile database and...

SAMOC V Workshop

The 5th workshop organised by the South Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (SAMOC) community happened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 01-05 December. 

The main objective of this workshop was to bring together theoreticians, modelers and...

The document Sampling the Physical Ocean in CMIP6 Simulations, written by Griffies, Adcroft, Balaji, Danabasoglu, Durack, Gleckler, Gregory, Krasting, McDougall, Stouffer, and Taylor presents recommendations for sampling physical ocean fields for the World Climate Research Program (...

At the initiative of the WCRP Modeling Advisory Council, the WCRP and WWRP have established an International Prize for Model Development, awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to weather and climate model development by an early- to mid-career researcher.

More details on eligibility, required nomination material and selection process can be found at...

Arctic and Antarctic weather and climate prediction and predictability issues are high up on the polar (research) communities' agenda. A vast amount of information is available in different media. To help connect sending and receiving parties, a dedicated electronic mailing list tailored to people interested in Arctic and Antarctic prediction and predictability is being set up.  We will strive...

The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program is a six-year initiative funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs and headquartered at Princeton University. 

The project was launched in September 2014 with an initial commitment of $3.5 million per year over 6 years...

The Nansen Tutu Center Summer School on Ocean, Climate and Marine Ecosystem will focus on the Agulhas Current, the Benguela upwelling system and the Tropical Atlantic and will deal with field observations, remote sensing and modelling

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