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The spatial pattern of temperature changes over the last several decades shows a pronounced contrast between the high latitudes of the two hemispheres; the Arctic warmed more than any other region on the planet, whereas the Southern Ocean adjacent to...


Observations of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) have revealed a substantial weakening of the circulation since the start of the observations in 2004 (http://www.rapid.ac.uk/rapidmoc/). Global Climate Models (GCMs) project a weakening of the AMOC over the 21st century in response to increasing greenhouse...


At the invitation of the workshop organizer, Dr Changming Dong (Oceanic Modeling and Observation Laboratory, NUIST), ...

June 8 is World Oceans Day, designed to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life and to celebrate together the beauty, wealth and promise of the ocean.  This year’s theme is “Healthy oceans, healthy planet”, with special emphasis on stopping plastic pollution.  At the request of the ICPO sponsor – the China State...

REGISTER NOW and secure a place at the WCRP’s CLIVAR Open Science Conference “Charting the course for climate and ocean research”.  Present and future community leaders will come together 19-23 September in Qingdao, China, to shape the international research agenda for the coupled ocean- atmosphere system. Be part of it! See ...

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From a societal perspective, many management decisions in agriculture and food security, water, disaster risk reduction and health fall into the sub-seasonal to seasonal time range, from two weeks and up to a season, while interest has also grown in the potential to provide multiannual predictions in an initialized decadal prediction framework.

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The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the dominant climate phenomenon affecting extreme weather conditions worldwide. Its response to greenhouse warming has challenged scientists for decades, despite model agreement on projected mean state changes. Recent studies have provided new insights into the elusive links between ENSO and Pacific climate mean-state changes. The...


Western boundary currents (WBCs) are swift, narrow oceanic currents found in all major oceanic gyres. Within the Pacific Ocean, the subtropical gyre WBCs are the Kuroshio Current in the Northern Hemisphere, and the East Australian Current (EAC) in the Southern Hemisphere. The Pacific low-latitude, tropical belt WBCs include the Mindanao Current (MC) in the Northern...


Since its identification in the late 1990’s as the dominant year-round pattern of monthly North Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) variability, the Pacific decadal oscillation (PDO) [Mantua et al., 1997; Zhang et al., 1997] has been connected both to other parts of the climate system and to impacts on natural resources and marine and terrestrial...

ICPO is pleased to announce that Ms. Jing Li has joined the ICPO team in Qingdao, China. Jing comes from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Beijing, P.R. China, where she has been Programme Assistant for Global Environmental Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) for over 6 years. Before that Jing worked at International Cooperation Department in State Oceanic Administration...

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The US West Coast eastern boundary upwelling system supports one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world and is a primary source of ecosystem services for the US (e.g., fishing, shipping, and recreation). Long-term historical observations of physical and biological variables in this region have been collected since the 1950s, leading to an excellent...

The CLIVAR leadership expresses alarm at news of cuts to climate and ocean research programmes in Australia.  Read more….

More than 750 scientists from 66 countries submitted 936 abstracts to the CLIVAR Open Science Conference before the 25 March deadline. Almost half were from Early Career Scientists, which certainly bodes well for the future of climate and ocean science!   280 ECS applied for a place in the ECS Symposium that will take place before and after the OSC. The review team will now review all...

The First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the International CLIVAR(Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change) Project Office,...

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