Three CLIVAR Reports Published Online

Three CLIVAR reports have been published online recently:

    1. Report of CLIVAR CDP 2022 annual workshop:

     2. Regional Training Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the Western Indian Ocean: Workshop-CLIVAR Report_Final_Dec15.pdf

     3. CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate:

The first CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP) annual workshop took place from the 14th of September to the 19th of October 2022, with the theme external versus internal variability on decadal and longer time scales. It used a webinar-series format, lasting 6 weeks with a 2-hour session per week. The workshop attracted about 270 registrants presenting on topics that spanned research topics on model comparison (including SMILEs), theory, historical and proxy observations, novel methods (e.g. ensemble paleoclimate reanalysis). Due to the time zone issues, the actual number of participants of each session was between 50 and 120. The first four sessions consisted of 3 to 4 invited presentations targeting the current research on the corresponding session theme. These were then followed by an online poster session during the 5th week. It was divided into two parts in order to accommodate different time zones, and provided a broader view across all the research topics. During the sixth week, a summary from the first five sessions was reported by the scientific committee, and followed by a heated debate around the four issues which involved all the participants. 

Regional Training Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas in the Western Indian Ocean was organized on 7-9 July 2022, Maputo, Mozambique & Online. There were 26 in-person and 110 online participants attending the workshop. During these 3-day workshop, participants from WIO rim countries listened to the voices from global experts on ocean observing about observational needs and gaps, in particular in the coastal and marginal seas; understood the best practices on the fit-to-purpose and easy-to-use observation instruments and innovative platforms; found out where to find the data and how to use the data to address the societal needs and discussed how to leverage support from national and international opportunities. There was general agreement among the participants, to strengthen the national coastal and marginal observations, to perform data management and quality control with regional standards as an important step to improve the WIO ocean observing system. The report of the workshop is now available online, which provides a recap of the presentations and discussions during the workshop, and a summary of resources provided by lecturers, and the detailed analysis for the feedback from the participants.

CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate was organized on 15-20 August 2022 in Qingdao, China and online. 146 candidates from 26 countries (93 males and 53 females) were selected for the CLIVAR-FIO summer school in 2022, 20 of which attended the courses onsite and 126 online. The course covered the observation and data analysis of ocean macroturbulence, its dynamic mechanism and its interaction with large-scale ocean circulation, numerical simulation, and the impact of macroturbulence on climate change simulations and predictions, etc., through lectures, Q&A, journal article, and practical exercise. The report for the summer school is now available online, which provides short summaries of the contents of the presentations, research proposals developed by each group, detailed analysis of the feedback from trainees and a photo gallery.