Report on the Symposium of Climate Variation, Prediction and Application: 20-Year Anniversary of IOD Research


A symposium themed as Climate Variation, Prediction and Application was held on November 17-19, 2019 at the Institute for Climate and Application Research (ICAR), the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), Nanjing, China to commemorate the 20-Year Anniversary of Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) Research. The summary report of this symposium is now available. The symposium provided an excellent opportunity to understand the IOD and its societal impacts in depth.  The symposium, as whole, covered various scientific issues related to climate variation including recent observational, modelling and theoretical studies, and novel metrics. Past achievements and recent progresses were discussed and summarized.  Three sessions were embraced in this memorial event; those are 1) the climate variability and modelling, 2) the 20-Year anniversary of IOD research, and 3) climate prediction and application. The symposium attracted more than 120 participants from 40 institutes and universities from 8 countries. Many scientists from the international CLIVAR community attended this event. 

For more information of the symposium, please download the workshop report: