The objective of establishing the international AMOC Task Team under CLIVAR is to facilitate communication, promote international cooperation, and support continuing AMOC research and infrastructures, towards addressing ongoing, pressing science priorities. These have already been defined by the international community (i.e., US AMOC Science Team, UK RAPID_AMOC, OSNAP, SAMOC, AtlantOS, TAOS, etc.). 

Terms of References

  1. To promote and coordinate international collaborations amongst observational and modeling studies
  2. To coordinate international workshops on AMOC science & impact topics (2023?)
  3. To produce a summary report with identified priorities of the AMOC community. 
  4. To improve data and product distribution from AMOC programs
  5. To develop strategies for cost-effective, sustained monitoring of the AMOC (through an assessment of the observing system using Observation System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)


Name Affiliation Country Role
Eleanor Frajka-Williams National Oceanography Centre (NOC) UK Co-chair
Eric Chassignet Florida State University   USA Co-chair
Maria Paz Chidichimo  Argentine Scientific Research Council (CONICET)  Argentine Member
Gokhan Danabasoglu National Center For Atmospheric Research (NCAR)  USA Member
Brad deYoung Memorial University Canada Member
Rebecca Hummels GEOMAR  Germany  Member
Laura Jackson Met Office  UK  Member
Johannes Karstensen GEOMAR  Germany  Member
Helen Pillar The University of Texas at Austin USA  Member
Sabrina Speich Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (LMD/IPSL) | OOPC France  Member
Rong Zhang NOAA GFDL USA  Member
Paquita Zuidema University of Miami USA  Member
Mike Patterson US CLIVAR Project Office USA  
Meric Srokosz National Oceanography Centre (NOC)  UK  



  1. 1st CLIVAR AMOC Task Team Telecon (1 April 2021)