Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP)

About Us

Participants of the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel at their 5th session - March 11&14, 2019, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.


Event City Country Dates
The 5th Session of CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel Paris, Rhode Island, Qingdao, Hobart France, USA, China, Australia 2022-09-02
FilaChange, an international conference on ocean processes linking filaments and finescales (1-100 km) with climate change Paris; Rhode Island; Hobart; Qingdao France; USA; Australia; China
2022-08-29 to 2022-09-02
CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate Qingdao China
2022-08-14 to 2022-08-20
3rd Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modeling of Climate Dynamics: Tropical Oceans, ENSO and their Teleconnections Trieste Italy
2022-07-18 to 2022-07-29
20th DRAKKAR Ocean Modelling Workshop virtual
2022-01-31 to 2022-02-02

OMDP Panel Members

Name Role Institute Country
Alistair Adcroft Co-Chair 2024 Princeton University USA
Sarah Nicholson Co-Chair 2025 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research South Africa
Julie Deshayes Member 2023 French National Centre for Scientific Research France
Doroteaciro Iovino Member 2023 Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Italy
Qiang Wang Member 2023 Alfred Wegener Institute Germany
Rym Msadek Member 2023 French National Center for Scientific Research CNRS France
Adele Morrison Member 2024 Australian National University Australia
Luke Van Roekel Member 2024 Los Alamos National Laboratory USA
Zhao Jing Member 2024 Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China China
Shogo Urakawa Member 2024 Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency Japan
Scott Bachman Member 2025 National Center for Atmospheric Research USA
Diego Bruciaferri Member 2025 UK Met Office Hadley Centre UK
Manita Chouksey Member 2025 Universität Bremen Germany
Julie McClean Member 2025 Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego USA
Gokhan Danabasoglu (1, 3, 4) Emeritus National Center for Atmospheric Research USA
Enrique Curchitser Emeritus Rutgers University USA
Simon Marsland (2) Emeritus CSIRO Australia
George Nurser Emeritus National Oceanography Center UK
Claus Böning Emeritus GEOMAR Germany
Eric Chassignet (3, 5, 6) Emeritus Florida State University USA
Stephen Griffies (3) Emeritus NOAA/GFDL USA
Julien Le Sommer Emeritus IGE, CNRS France
Fangli Qiao Emeritus FIO/SOA China
Mats Bentsen Emeritus Uni Climate, Uni Research Ltd Norway
Helene Hewitt Emeritus Met Office Hadley Centre UK
Hiroyuki Tsujino Emeritus JMA/MRI Japan
Baylor Fox Kemper Emeritus Brown Uni. USA
Arne Biastoch Emeritus GEOMAR Germany
Anne Marie Treguier Emerita IFREMER France

Information on other activities where OMDP members are serving:

1 - Chair of the US CLIVAR AMOC Science Team
2 - Member of WCRP Working Group on Coupled Modelling and OMDP representative on WGNE/WGCM Climate Model Metrics Panel (WCMMP)
3 - US CLIVAR Climate Process Team (CPTs)
4 - CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG)
5 - Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE)
6 - Member of CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel

The ICPO contact for the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel is icpo@clivar.org.


Jing Li


Within the ocean modeling community, there are examples of a number of successful named intercomparison activities such as OCMIP, DYNAMO, DAMEE, and DOME that are organized around particular research questions with protocols designed specifically to address those questions.


Terms of Reference

1. To stimulate the development of ocean models for research in climate and related fields.

2. To encourage investigations of the effects of model formulation on the results of ocean models, making use of sensitivity studies and intercomparisons.

3. To promote interaction amongst the ocean modelling community and between this and other communities through workshops and other activities.

4. To stimulate the validation of ocean models when used in stand alone mode and as part of a coupled ocean-atmosphere model, using oceanographic data and other methods, and to advise on the observational requirements of such studies.

5. To publicise developments in ocean models amongst the climate modelling community.

6. To collaborate with other activities in areas of overlapping responsibility.

7. To advise on ocean modelling and related issues and to report on its activities to the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group and the CLIVAR co-chair of WGCM.

WCRP-WWRP-THORPEX Model Evaluation and Development Survey - Overview

Errors in climate (ocean-atmosphere-land-ice) and NWP general circulation models substantially limit the skill of climate and weather predictions on a wide range of space and time scales. Identifying these errors and understanding their root cause constitutes a prerequisite for the planning of model