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We are deeply saddened and of great sorrow to hear that Dr. Satya Prakash, scientist at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), passed away on 22 July 2021 due to cardiac arrest.

In the telecon organised on 28th July by the Local Organizing Committee of the Sea Level 2022 Conference, the specific conference requirements and initial estimated costs for the conference were discussed, with several consensuses achieved.

The fifth regular telecon in 2021 of CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held at 7th July.

The CLIVAR ENSO metrics package - a community-wide effort led by the CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel, in close collaboration with PCMDI, IPSL/LOCEAN, and NOAA - was developed to evaluate ENSO variability, teleconnections, and processes in climate models.

The Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability Working Group (TPDV WG), coordinated by the Pacific Region Panel, organised its 2nd telecon on 28 June 2021. Twenty TPDV WG members participated in the telecon.

The 5th Session of the CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP-5) was organized virtually, spanning from late May to late June.



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.

The meeting will be organized on 11-15 July, 2022. Please register your interest here

This event is postponed to 2022. Please stay tuned for new announcement here.

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


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According to the original projection of CMIP5 models, the extreme El Niño would increase twice in the future. By removing the net impacts from the models’ 13 systematic biases, Prof. Luo and his research team (Tang et al., 2021) found that the extreme El Niño frequency would remain almost unchanged in the future.

Arctic Atlantification was witnessed in the Eurasian sector of the Arctic Ocean recently. It is characterized by significant ocean warming and weakening in upper ocean stratification along with winter sea ice decline. However, the change in atmosphere–ocean–sea ice interaction during the Arctic Atlantification is still an open question. A most recently paper published in Nature Communication gives a possible answer.

In the eastern tropical Indian Ocean, intraseasonal variability (ISV) affects the regional oceanography and marine ecosystems. The ISV has been found to be modulated by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), but the impact of ENSO is ambiguous.