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The 3rd Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modeling of Climate Dynamics: Tropical Oceans, ENSO and their Teleconnections will be organised from 3 to 14 August 2020 at ICTP, Italy. Registration is now open until 01 May 2020.

A workshop on ‘Building an international Transparent Ocean Community’ was organised by the Pilot Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, in Qingdao, China on 19th January 2020.

The POGO-21 was held in January 20-22, 2020 in Qingdao. ICPO staff were invited to attend the open meeting. Over 100 participants were present at the event, including 48 POGO members and representatives from other partner institutes. 

The Wenhai Cup International Ocean Innovation Competition (WOIC) finals will be held on April 22, 2020 at QNLM, Qingdao, China. The competition is open to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.

Dr Jose Santos and Jing Li from the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) attended the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research Programme (IMBeR) MoU Signing Ceremony and Strategic Partnership Seminar in Shanghai, China On 16 January, 2020. 

Liping Yin, Staff Scientist of the ICPO, attended the 2019 China Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) annual meeting on 19-20 December 2019 at SanYa, 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.

This event is open for application! Detailed information can be read here

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

The event was closed with a great success! The meeting report can be read here 


Science Highlights

From 7-9 May 2019, 90 observational and modeling experts met in Boulder CO, USA to review and document progress, identify outstanding issues, and propose approaches for future integrated process studies in atmospheric convection and air-sea interactions over the tropical oceans, over a broad range of spatio-temporal scales. 

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.