Developing a plan for the Upwelling Research Focus

The CLIVAR Upwelling Research Focus had their planning meeting in Ankara, Turkey, on 2-3 October 2015. For this meeting, experts in ocean and atmospheric science were joined by researchers in biogeochemistry and fisheries to discuss and develop a science and implementation plan for this CLIVAR activity, which will be done jointly with the Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) project. The focus of the science plan will be on the Eastern Boundary Upwelling regions in both the Atlantic and Pacific regions. Climate models display very large biases in these regions, which are very important for fisheries and ecosystem management. The goal of the Research Focus will be to characterize and better understand those biases using data, ocean and atmosphere reanalyses, ocean and coupled models, and then investigate them with process studies solutions. The ultimate goal is to provide a product that would allow researchers to study past changes, better understand biological interactions, and contribute to better climate projections.

Presentations will be available soon on the workshop website.