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A preparation teleconference for the 2022 Sea Level Conference was organized on 19th October 2021, with the participation of the WCRP Sea Level Grand Challenge (GC) co-chairs and members, local organizers and ICPO staff. 

The WCRP Secretariat and IPOs telecon was organised on 18th October 2021, hosted by the CliC IPO, and with the participation of representatives from the WCRP Secretariat, CORA, and International Project Offices of CLIVAR, GEWEX, SPARC, CliC, S2S and Monsoons.

The CLIVAR Research Focus on Tropical Basin Interaction held a teleconference on 12th October 2021.

The CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations Panel organized its regular teleconference on 4th October 2021.

The call for nominations to CLIVAR panels and the Scientific Steering Group (SSG) is now open, nominations can be submitted online via the nomination form. Deadline for submission has been extended to: 29 October, 2021.

The Physical Oceanography and Climate (POC) Committee Meeting of PICES was organized on 1st October 2021 online. Over 20 participants including POC members and representatives from International Observers attended the meeting. 



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.

Read the Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review Report here!

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


Science Highlights

Please have a look at the Guidelines for Science Highlights

A recent synthesis coordinated and largely contributed by the CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel, published in Science (Power et al., 2021,, reviews the current understanding of TPDV and provide recommendations to improve our understanding of TPDV and our ability to predict it.

A recent synthesis in Nature Review Earth and Environment led by the CLIVAR community and in particular the CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel (Cai et al., 2021, assesses the potential future changes of multiple aspects of ENSO and the underlying processes behind such changes. 

According to the original projection of CMIP5 models, the extreme El Niño would increase twice in the future. By removing the net impacts from the models’ 13 systematic biases, Prof. Luo and his research team (Tang et al., 2021) found that the extreme El Niño frequency would remain almost unchanged in the future.