Northern Oceans Region Panel has been established by CLIVAR and CliC

 "Illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution"

The CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel (NORP) was proposed by CLIVAR at the Open Science Conference in September 2016 and by CliC during its SSG meeting in February 2017; and was endorsed by WCRP during the 38th Session of the Joint Scientific Committee on April 3, 2017. At the just concluded 23rd session of the CLIVAR SSG meeting in Pune, India in November 2017, the proposal of the NORP membership was approved, which marks the official establishment of the CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Region Panel.

The NORP is co-chaired by Drs Amy Solomon and John Fyfe, and comprises 6 task teams:

1)    Improving Arctic Ocean reanalysis

2)    The role of the Arctic Ocean in Arctic amplification

3)    Understanding Arctic-midlatitude linkages

4)    Quantifying the response to natural variability and external forcings

5)    Model errors in Arctic projections

6)    Greenland ice sheet – ocean interactions

The CLIVAR/CliC Northern Oceans Panel serves as an international forum for coordinating and strategizing activities on the role of the Arctic Ocean in the context of the global climate system from a coupled perspective. In addition, this panel facilitates progress in developing new tools and methods to observe the Arctic Ocean and neighboring seas and their climate impacts, to standardize and archive observations of the Arctic Ocean and the coupling with other components of the climate system, and to extend what will be learned through activities organized for the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), which is organized under the World Weather Research Program (WWRP), beyond 2019.


For more information please visit NORP page