2017 CLIVAR International Symposium on Boundary Currents

Monday, June 5, 2017 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Event City: 
QNLM, Qingdao
Event Attendance: 
March 31, 2017: Online Abstract Submission and Registration, closes
Event Description: 

2017 CLIVAR International Symposium on Boundary Currents is hosted by Key Laboratory of Physical Oceanography, MOE, Ocean University of China (OUC) with contributions from Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM). It aims to provide a forum for scientists from around the globe to have in-depth discussion and exchange over the understanding of the Boundary Current dynamics and interactions. Scientific issues include but not limit to:

    • What are key processes that determine variability of boundary currents in the tropical-subtropical basins? How do climate changes affect these processes? How does boundary current variability affect climate?

    • What are the main dynamic processes that govern interactions between boundary currents and coastal seas? How does climate variability affect such interactions and change physical and biological states in coastal seas?

    • What are observation and modeling issues need to address the dynamics and to assess the future changes of deep ocean-marginal sea system? How to improve the decadal and longer timescale predictability of the climate system?

Under the framework of the Symposium, there will be plenary lectures, oral presentations as well as poster sessions. Early career scientists or participants from developing countries can apply for financial support to cover local hotel room rates.

Important Information

Venue: QNLM, Qingdao, China

Date: June 5-June 7, 2017


March 31, 2017: Online Abstract Submission and Registration, closes 

                       Application for Financial Support closes


The global oceanic basins feature energetic boundary currents that respond to global climate change, influence on climate, interact with coastal ocean, transport heat and water mass, and support a diversity of ecosystems. In 2013, we successfully held the second‘International Symposium on Boundary Current dynamics: its connection with open-ocean and coastal processes and responses to global climate change’, which was endorsed by CLIVAR. At the meeting, 170 climatologists and oceanographers congregated in Lijiang, China, and synthesized understanding and discussed future research forefronts in boundary currents and coastal processes within the context of global climate changes. Significant progresses and advance have been made in the past three years, and it is time to meet and discuss the progress and advance again.


The report out of the symposium is available on July 4th and can be downloaded here.

Below: Group photo of the participants to the symposium