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The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary Panels

Ms. Qian Zhao was recently appointed as the administrative assistant of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO)

ICMPO was invited to participate in a one-day National Workshop on CFS Modelling Approaches, organized by the Monsoon Mission Directorate at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune on 29th October 2019.

‘Advanced School and Workshop on American Monsoons: progress and future plans’ was held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR), São Paulo, Brazil, during 19-24 August 2019.

The Sources and Sinks of Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Energy, a Joint US CLIVAR and CLIVAR Workshop Report is now available, summarizing a March 2019 workshop on advancing our understanding of ocean mesoscale eddies and their energy sources and sinks in the context of climate variability and change.

After an open call to receive proposals for new Research Foci, CLIVAR received five outstanding proposals covering a wide range of topics all relevant to WCRP science in general and CLIVAR in particular; after a careful review process the CLIVAR SSG has chosen to support the proposal entitled: Tropical basin interaction (TBI).

Jose Santos, Executive Director of the ICPO attended the “2019 Indian Ocean Workshop: What to do”, held in Hangzhou, China; organized by the Indian Ocean Operational Oceanographic Research Center, and with the support of the Second Institute of Oceanography.

We would like to appoint Ms Zhao, Qian as the administrative assistant of International CLIVAR Project Office

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. 

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