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The 15th Session of CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP-15) and 3rd Session of CLIVAR/CliC Northern Ocean Region Panel (NORP-3) were successfully organized in Potsdam (July 10) and Berlin (July 11), Germany, alongside the 2023 IUGG General Assembly. 

The call for nominations to the CLIVAR panels and Scientific Steering Group (SSG) is now open, with appointment starting in January 2024 and January 2025 respectively. Deadline for the submission is 14 October 2023.

SORP organized its regular telecon on 6 June 2023, mainly discussing the agenda for SORP-15 and the CLIVAR Exchanges special issue on Physical and biogeochemical studies in the Southern Ocean by emerging Antarctic Programs. 

The CLIVAR Research Foci on Tropical Basins Interaction (TBI RF)  and TBI Coordinated Experiment WG organized the regular telecons on 12th and 18th May respectively. 

The Ocean University of China (OUC) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Director of the CLIVAR International Project Office (CLIVAR IPO), based in Qingdao, China.

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.


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.