CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean: Variability, Predictability and Change) is one of the six core projects of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)


The capabilities represent the enabling science and activities needed to achieve the overall CLIVAR objectives.

CLIVAR Research Foci

The Context

The CLIVAR project was launched in 1995 building on the successes of the Tropical Ocean – Global Atmosphere Project (TOGA) and the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) to further understanding of the oceans and climate.

How International CLIVAR works

International CLIVAR is a network of scientists and activities around the world that contribute to meeting the CLIVAR objectives. A subset of these scientists are members, on a rotating basis, of committees that facilitate coordination and cooperation amongst national and multinational efforts. The

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Contact Address


E-mail: icpo@clivar.org

Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability and Change Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

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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