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Summary of the CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium that was hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography in Qingdao, China, on September 18 and 24-25, 2016. 135 early career scientists (ECS) from 34 countries participated.

Early career scientists and students attending the CLIVAR 2016 Open Science Conference and presenting posters were eligible to be considered for outstanding poster awards.  A team of over 50 senior and early career scientists reviewed the 234 qualifying posters and recommended the following award winners. 


Nestled between the mountains of Laoshan and the warm waters of the Yellow Sea, Qingdao, China, welcomed more than 600 scientists from 50 countries who gathered for the second CLIVAR Open Science Conference, the first one having taken place over a decade ago.

Closing out a week of great talks, discussions, and new or strengthened collaborations, the final day of the conference focused on climate information for sustainable development and the future of climate and ocean science.

The fourth day of the conference featured talks under the theme of an ocean in a warmer world. The day was dedicated to understanding the future of Earth’s climate system—its potential changes and impacts—under the topics of climate modes, sea level, and boundary current systems.

Rolling into the third day of the conference, participants’ attention was focused on understanding ocean and climate processes. Under this theme, the three sessions were mixing and stirring, ocean and climate dynamics, and upwelling and frontal zones.

CLIVAR OSC participants gathered at the second day of the conference under the theme of “Climate Variability and Predictability.” The main theme for the plenary talks, parallel sessions, and posters were split into the timeframes of intraseasonal to interannual, decadal, and centennial to millennial. 

Nestled between the mountains of Laoshan and the warm waters of the Yellow Sea, over 600 scientists from 50 countries gathered for the second CLIVAR Open Science Conference in Qingdao China, the first one occurring over a decade ago. 

New research into the complex interactions between the ocean and the global climate – as evidenced by the recent super El Ni?o - will be examined at the Open Science Conference of World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Core Project on Climate and Ocean – CLIVAR, in Qingdao, China, from 18 – 25 September, 2016. 

CLIVAR panel and Research Foci will meet back to back to the Open Science Conference. Some logistical infomration is now available for those attending these panel meetings

More than 600 scientists from 35countries will come together in Qingdao, China, in about a weeks’ time to share their work and ideas, foster collaborations and develop future plans. Visit www.clivar.org or download the OSC Handbook , Abstract Book and Town Hall Book for more details.


The Scientific Organizing Committee have developed an exciting scientific programme;  the Local Organizing Committee are now feverously working on the final details to make sure the programme runs smoothly and to ensure that your stay in Qingdao as pleasant and interesting as possible.  

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.