CLIVAR endorsed activity: International Workshop on Tropical-subtropical Weather, Climate and Oceans

The CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) has endorsed the “International Workshop on Tropical-subtropical Weather, Climate and Oceans”, which will be organised by Sun Yat - sen University of China, on November 18-20, 2017 in Guangzhou, China.The tropical and subtropical regions are important areas where severe weather and climate events and oceanic variations frequently occur. There have been significant research progresses in tropical-subtropical weather and forecasting, climate variability and climate change predictability, and air-sea interactions and oceanic dynamics in recent years. It is now a good time for scientists from various disciplines of related fields to meet and share their results, and to discuss about the future directions of studies. 


Specific objectives

The main goal of this workshop is to provide a platform for researchers from various disciplines to discuss the recent advances, establish collaborations, and identify challenges toward better understanding of the topical-subtropical weather, climate, and oceans.

 Anticipated outcomes

It is expected that (1) new challenges and directions for future studies of tropical-subtropical weather, climate, and oceans will be identified; and (2) national and international communications and collaborations on relevant research areas will be greatly promoted. 

Themes and Proposed Sessions:

1. Tropical-subtropical weather and forecast

2. Tropical-subtropical climate variability/change and predictability

3. Tropical-subtropical air-sea interaction and oceanic dynamics



School of Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat - sen University of China

State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, SCSIOCAS

Guangdong Meteorological Service, China Meteorological Administration


Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: September 8, 2017

Deadline for registration form submission: October 13, 2017

On-site registration: November 17, 2017

Meeting dates: November 18-20, 2017