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The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) and the US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Programs are working with GO-BGC leadership to plan a virtual GO-BGC Scientific Workshop from June 28-30, 2021.

The 7th telecon of ENSO Conceptual Model Working Group was organised on 17 June, 2021 (June 16 for some participants).

The third regular telecon in 2021 of CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held at 6th May.

On the occasion of celebrating the 14th World Oceans Day, the China Workshop on UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) was held on 8th June 2021 in Qingdao China. ICPO was invited to attend the workshop.

After a 3-year endeavor, the Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review Report is now published online.

A CLIVAR Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability Working Group (TPDV WG) was established by the CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel, with 28 participants that include both PRP members and other experts and early-career scientists from the broader scientific community. 



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.

The meeting will be organized on 11-15 July, 2022. Please register your interest here

This event is postponed to 2022. Please stay tuned for new announcement here.

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


Science Highlights

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Arctic Atlantification was witnessed in the Eurasian sector of the Arctic Ocean recently. It is characterized by significant ocean warming and weakening in upper ocean stratification along with winter sea ice decline. However, the change in atmosphere–ocean–sea ice interaction during the Arctic Atlantification is still an open question. A most recently paper published in Nature Communication gives a possible answer.

In the eastern tropical Indian Ocean, intraseasonal variability (ISV) affects the regional oceanography and marine ecosystems. The ISV has been found to be modulated by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), but the impact of ENSO is ambiguous. 

The ocean temperatures continued a trend of breaking records in 2020. A new study, authored by 20 scientists from 14 institutes around the world, reported the highest ocean temperatures since 1955 from surface level to a depth of 2,000 m.