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A symposium themed as Climate Variation, Prediction and Application was held on November 17-19, 2019 at Nanjing, China to commemorate the 20-Year Anniversary of Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) Research. The summary report of the syposium is now available.

We have compiled a list of CLIVAR-relevant meetings and workshops and their status. The list is not intended to be exhaustive and status of these events may change at any time.

Due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic, the 16th Session of CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel Meeting (IORP-16), which was originally planned in Goa, India, was organised online on 24 March 2020.

The WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts is now coordinating a specific research topic on ‘Climate Services for Adaptation to Sea-Level Rise’ in Frontiers in Marine Science.

Protocols for comparison and comparing ocean-sea ice models at high- and low-resolution were built by CLIVAR OMDP.  The results are in Geoscientific Model Development for discussion and authors invite comments from the wide communities.

ICMPO was closely involved in the organization of and participated in the Sixth International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS-6) (Feb. 11-13) and the South Asian Heat Health Summit (Feb. 14), which were organised in Pune, India recently.



This second-generation CLIVAR Science Plan builds on the important legacy of CLIVAR emerging since its inception in 1992 and redirects the CLIVAR goals and priorities for the coming decade after consultation with scientists and stakeholders throughout the climate community.

This event is open for application! Detailed information can be read here

IndOOS Decadal Review (2006 ~ 2016) is ready! To read more, click here

The event was closed with a great success! The meeting report can be read here 


Science Highlights

An assessment of the Indian Ocean mean state and seasonal cycle in a suite of interannual CORE-II global ocean–sea-ice model simulations is presented.

From 7-9 May 2019, 90 observational and modeling experts met in Boulder CO, USA to review and document progress, identify outstanding issues, and propose approaches for future integrated process studies in atmospheric convection and air-sea interactions over the tropical oceans, over a broad range of spatio-temporal scales. 

The CLIVAR Science Steering Committee (SSG) coordinated the co-chairs of its panels and research foci to produce a white paper for OceanObs’19 entitled ‘Ocean Climate Observing Requirements in Support of Climate Research and Climate Information’, that has recently been published in Frontiers in Marine Science.