US CLIVAR Science Plan

The new US CLIVAR Science Plan has been published online at and attached below.  The Plan is intended to:

  • update the goals and priorities of US CLIVAR based on achievements to date;
  • articulate the expansion of core research to target specific research challenges;
  • emphasize...
Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction

The book, Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction, edited by Ghassem R. Asrar and James W. Hurrell, published by Springer is a collection of white papers that were produced ahead of the WCRP Open Science Conference, held in 2011. It formed the backbone of the conference programme and shaped the WCRP direction and priorities for the next 5 - 10 years. If you are...

European Commission

The EC is looking for Evaluators for the upcoming Horizon 2020 proposals.

Join the database of independent experts for European research and innovation. The European Commission appoints independent experts to assist with research and innovation assignments including the evaluation of proposals, monitoring of projects, and evaluation of programmes, and design of policy.

You have a...

Climate Symposium 2014

The Website for the Climate Symposium 2014 has gone live. This is an important milestone as it opens the registration and the call for papers.

Meeting dates: 13 - 17th October 2014
Deadline for abstract submissions: 15th April 2014

Satellite observations are a...

New CLIVAR  Brochure

CLIVAR has published a brochure providing an overview of the new CLIVAR organisation, including the Research Foci and the new structure that will be adopted as CLIVAR moves into its new phase of operation. To access the brochure click here.

Alternatively pick up a copy at Fall AGU, San Francisco...

Learn EO competition

Do you use Earth Observation data for teaching?  Or do you use EO data as part of your work and have an idea for a training package?

The European Space Agency is funding a competition with prizes of €5000, €3000 and €2000 as part of the LearnEO! Project.

The closing date for registration is  5 January 2014 and for competition entries is 31 January 2014.

€5,000 first prize...

46th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

46th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

5 -9 May 2014

Low oxygen environments in marine, estuarine and fresh waters

Web site: "> http://modb.oce...

In order to contribute to the new CLIVAR research foci on Consistency between Planetary Heat Balance and Ocean Heat Storage, investigating the role of the ocean in energy uptake related to climate change, the European Space Agency (ESA) is planning an Ocean Heat Flux activity within the framework of the Support To Science Element (STSE).

This activity will better quantify the exchanges...

The International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) and Scientific Steering Group (SSG) co-chairs have been working in conjunction with a graphics design team over the last few months to redesign the CLIVAR logo. The new CLIVAR logo has now been designed and approved, and will be first utilised in a new CLIVAR brochure. The brochure will be circulated online and at Fall AGU, at the US-CLIVAR...

US CLIVAR is hosting a town hall meeting at the Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco (9-13Dec 2013). The session will be held on Monday 9th December at 12.30-13.30.

The townhall meeting will provide the opportunity for U.S. CLIVAR's (Climate Variability and Predictability) SSC to present an overview of the program's new 15-yr Science Plan with an outline of the Plan's Fundamental Science...

WCRP Summer School

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing, in collaboration with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), a Summer School on the Attribution and Prediction of Extreme Events
Dates: 21 July - 1 August 2014
Location: ICTP, Triete, Italy
Deadline for applications: 31st...

The UK's Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery was officially named at the beginning of October, by HRH The Princess Royal. The naming ceremony took place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and was attended by around 200 guests.

Guests included the Science Minister David Willetts, local MPs, civic guests and senior figures from the UK’s marine science community. The ceremony...

Exchanges 65

The new Exchanges 65, is a special issue on high resolution ocean climate modelling, that is an outcome of the WGOMD Workshop on this topic. It gives a flavour of the frontier topics, state...