Ocean Circulation and Climate

Ocean Circulation and Climate – A 21st Century Perspective

Edited by Siedler, Griffies, Gould, and Church

Published December 2013

The ocean is one of the most important components of the climate system. It contributes large reservoirs for heat and carbon and is thus a major player in controlling climate change.

 “Ocean Circulation and Climate – A...

Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics
Low Oxygen Environments In Marine, Estuarine And Fresh Waters
University of Liège, Belgium
5 - 9 August 2014

The 46th Liege colloquium will investigate new developments and insights related to the critical problem of ocean deoxygenation, low oxygen zones in marine and freshwater systems. 

Exchanges 63

Download the latest edition of  CLIVAR Exchanges today.

This months publication is a 'Joint Edition of the Newsletter of the Climate and Oceans: Variability, Predictability and Change Project (CLIVAR) Exchanges and the CLIVAR Variability of the American Monsoon Systems Panel (VAMOS)'


NOAA has released the 2013 World Ocean Database ( , the largest, most comprehensive collection of scientific information about the oceans, with records dating as far back as 1772. The 2013 database updates the 2009 version and contains nearly 13 million temperature profiles, compared with 9.1 in the...

The Challenger Society

The Challenger Society is hosting a workshop run through its Special Interest Group for Coastal Ocean Processes. The workshop will be held in Liverpool on the 25-26th March 2014.

The idea behind the SIG was to provide a focal point for the UK community to firstly meet but also discuss and plan future multidisciplinary research into coastal ocean and shelf sea processes.

This is...


International CLIVAR and US CLIVAR were both at AGU and held a joint town hall (led by US CLIVAR) focussing on the recently published US CLIVAR science plan and the future direction for the regional office. International CLIVAR used to town hall meeting to introduce the future direction of International CLIVAR science plans and the new organisational structure currently being developed and...

US CLIVAR Science Plan

The new US CLIVAR Science Plan has been published online at and attached below.  The Plan is intended to:

  • update the goals and priorities of US CLIVAR based on achievements to date;
  • articulate the expansion of core research to target specific research challenges;
  • emphasize...
Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction

The book, Climate Science for Serving Society: Research, Modelling and Prediction, edited by Ghassem R. Asrar and James W. Hurrell, published by Springer is a collection of white papers that were produced ahead of the WCRP Open Science Conference, held in 2011. It formed the backbone of the conference programme and shaped the WCRP direction and priorities for the next 5 - 10 years. If you are...

European Commission

The EC is looking for Evaluators for the upcoming Horizon 2020 proposals.

Join the database of independent experts for European research and innovation. The European Commission appoints independent experts to assist with research and innovation assignments including the evaluation of proposals, monitoring of projects, and evaluation of programmes, and design of policy.

You have a...

Climate Symposium 2014

The Website for the Climate Symposium 2014 has gone live. This is an important milestone as it opens the registration and the call for papers.

Meeting dates: 13 - 17th October 2014
Deadline for abstract submissions: 15th April 2014

Satellite observations are a...

New CLIVAR  Brochure

CLIVAR has published a brochure providing an overview of the new CLIVAR organisation, including the Research Foci and the new structure that will be adopted as CLIVAR moves into its new phase of operation. To access the brochure click here.

Alternatively pick up a copy at Fall AGU, San Francisco...

Learn EO competition

Do you use Earth Observation data for teaching?  Or do you use EO data as part of your work and have an idea for a training package?

The European Space Agency is funding a competition with prizes of €5000, €3000 and €2000 as part of the LearnEO! Project.

The closing date for registration is  5 January 2014 and for competition entries is 31 January 2014.

€5,000 first prize...

46th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

46th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

5 -9 May 2014

Low oxygen environments in marine, estuarine and fresh waters

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In order to contribute to the new CLIVAR research foci on Consistency between Planetary Heat Balance and Ocean Heat Storage, investigating the role of the ocean in energy uptake related to climate change, the European Space Agency (ESA) is planning an Ocean Heat Flux activity within the framework of the Support To Science Element (STSE).

This activity will better quantify the exchanges...

The International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) and Scientific Steering Group (SSG) co-chairs have been working in conjunction with a graphics design team over the last few months to redesign the CLIVAR logo. The new CLIVAR logo has now been designed and approved, and will be first utilised in a new CLIVAR brochure. The brochure will be circulated online and at Fall AGU, at the US-CLIVAR...