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44th Session of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee was organized on 8-11 May 2023 at Brussels, Belgium and online. The JSC meeting assessed progress made towards WCRP's goals and plans for the future of WCRP.

The Northern Ocean Region Panel (NORP) organized a telecon from 15:00-16:00 GMT on April 20, 2023 with the participation of Amy Solomon, Benjamin Rabe, Dorotea Iovino, Alexandra Jahn, Xiangdong Zhang from NORP and Jing Li from ICPO.

On 19th April 2023, the CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) organized its Telecon Session #2, with the participation of Sarah Kang, Natalie Burls, Aixue Hu, Bolan Gan, Rhys Parfitt, Yoshi Sasaki from CDP and Jing Li from ICPO. 

n following up to the virtual IORP-19, the CLIVAR/GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel (IORP) organized a regular telecon on 12 April 2023, with the participation of 13 IORP members, 2 invited participants, and Jing Li from ICPO.

After being hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources of China for almost nine years, the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) is now being hosted by the Ocean University of China (OUC), which is also located in Qingdao, China. 


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.

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Researchers from the Ocean and Atmosphere Studies Laboratory (LOA), National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and collaborators, published  the article “Oceanic SACZ produces an abnormally wet 2021/2022 rainy season in South America”, in Scientific Reports.

Marine heatwaves (MHWs) are events characterized by prolonged and extremely warm ocean conditions, and have been detected in recent decades over many regions of the global ocean. Some recent studies led by D. Mawren and with the contribution from J. Hermes (co-chair of IORP), provide an improved understanding of the important role of horizontal advection, associated with anticyclonic eddies on the evolution of MHWs, as well as the co-occurring extremes in the Mozambique Channel.

A recent study led by Dr. Lijing Cheng, a member of the CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations Panel (GSOP), indicated that 2022 was another year of record heat for the oceans.