Latest News

EUMETSAT is organizing an online workshop on Remote Sensing for Ocean-Atmosphere interaction studies and applications on 1-3 December, 2021.

A telecon for 2022 Sea Level Conference preparation was organized on 13 September 2021, with the participation of representatives from WCRP SL GC, local organizers and ICPO. The telecon mainly focused on four issues: timings, schedule, budget and website.

The BGC-Argo & 3rd Deep-Argo Workshop will be organized virtually on 27 September-1 October 2021, please register by 20th September, 2021.

Jin Huang and Sandy Lucas from NOAA, with the support of Mike Patterson, Director of the USCLIVAR Project office, organized on 9th September a teleconference with Sonya Legg, CLIVAR SSG co-chair, and Jose Santos, ED of ICPO, to present the initiative GPEX.

In recognition of the shared interest in monsoons research, the WCRP and WWRP have signed an agreement for a joint International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) for an initial period of five years starting from 30 July 2021. 

On this page, we summarize the activities that the US CLIVAR is going to organize in 2022 for the CLIVAR community to better manage the calendar.



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 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.

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.