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On 5-6 September 2019, the ICPO staff participated East Asia Marine Environment Cooperation Forum and Workshop on UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable development, sponsored by Qingdao Municipal People’s Government and IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (IOC-WESTPAC). 

The OceanObs' 19 will be held on September 16-20, 2019 at Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. With the efforts of all panels and research foci, CLIVAR submitted 10 white papers to contribute to the conference as well as the ocean observing system.

The International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) is seeking for applicants to the Administrative Assistant position. Application is now open until 27 September 2019.

The 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held February 16-21 in San Diego, California. A list of US CLIVAR-sponsored sessions along with Town Halls, events, workshops, and other sessions was put together that may be of interested to the US CLIVAR community. The list is being regularly updated until September 11, 2019.

Several Institutions in Ecuador organized an international panel to discuss the possible contributions of the country to the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) 

Prof. Lixin Wu has been awarded the AGU Ambassador Award according to the press release announced by AGU on August 22, 2019.  AGU Fellow is conferred on recipients of the Award. 

A workshop was held in December 2018 (pre-AGU) focused on estimating freshwater fluxes from the Greenland Ice Sheet. It was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and co-hosted by CLIVAR and CliC projects OMDP, NORP, and ISMIP6

Under the auspices of the WCRP Climate Science Week at the AGU Fall Meeting 2019.  Applications to attend the workshop are now open and will close on 7 September 2019.

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

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

The conference was closed with great success! The conference report can be found here

Science Highlights

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.

Schematic of a cyberinfrastructure-based vision for SOOS (Meredith et al., 2013; reproduced with permission). Combined with satellite remote sensing, data from both autonomous and non-autonomous platforms would be relayed to ground stations in real time. Assimilating ocean models would produce near-real time state estimates of each of the parameters in the system and associated error fields would then be used to re-task the autonomous platforms in real time. This will maximize the spatial–temporal coverage

The major scientific and observational progress of the last decade and  an assessment of key priorities for the coming decade with the goal of achieving the SOOS vision and delivering essential data to all end-users were presented in the paper jointly contributed by SOOS and SORP, in addition with other authors.

Because of the existing confusion about multiple perspectives on high-end scenarios, there needs to be a reconciliation of those perspectives by integrating the best scientific information and guidance to provide consensus on actionable science. 

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
2019 CFMIP Meeting on Clouds Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity Mykonos Greece
2019-09-30 to 2019-10-04
4th Session of the CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel Mykonos Greece
2019-10-04 to 2019-10-05
14th Session of CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel Victoria Canada
2019-10-19 to 2019-10-20
Workshop on WCRP Grand Challenge and Climate Services Orléans France
2019-11-12 to 2019-11-13
4th Session of WCRP Grand Challenge on Sea Level Rise and Regional Impacts Orléans France
2019-11-14 to 2019-11-15
Heat and Freshwater Storage and Transports in Observations and Climate Models Exeter UK
2020-04-28 to 2020-05-01