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The IndOOS-2:  Roadmap to Sustained Observations of the Indian Ocean for 2020-2030 is going to be launched during the 2019 AGU meeting in San Francisco at WCRP Exhibition Booth (#223) at 14:00 - 15:00 on Dec. 10 (Tuesday) and 10:00 - 11:00 on Dec. 12 (Thursday). 


The International workshop on Prediction skill of extreme Precipitation events and tropical cyclones: Present status and future Prospect (IP4) and the Annual Climate Change Workshop were held at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India, from 25 to 28 November 2019. 

The Workshop on Regional Sea Level and Climate Services was organised on 12-13 November 2019 at BRGM (French Geological Survey) in Orléans, France, followed by the 4th Session of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts on 14-15 November, 2019. 

US CLIVAR has released its 2019 November NEWSGRAM on Wednesday, 20th November.

The CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on “Ocean Macroturbulence and Its Role in Earth’s Climate” will be organised in Qingdao, China, from July 6 to 11, 2020. Registration is now open until 24:00 GMT+8, 27 March 2020

CLIVAR-related sessions in Ocean Science Meeting 2020 in San Diego, USA are selected for your easy planning attending these sessions. 

The International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2019 (ICRC-CORDEX 2019) took place during 14th-18th October 2019 in Beijing, China. Simon Marsland, the co-chair of CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP), attended this big event on behalf of CLIVAR.

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary Panels

This second-generation CLIVAR Science Plan builds on the important legacy of CLIVAR emerging since its inception in 1992 and redirects the CLIVAR goals and priorities for the coming decade after consultation with scientists and stakeholders throughout the climate community.

This event is open for application! Detailed information can be read here

IndOOS Decadal Review (2006 ~ 2016) is ready! To read more, click here

The event was closed with a great success! The meeting report can be read here 


Science Highlights

The CLIVAR Science Steering Committee (SSG) coordinated the co-chairs of its panels and research foci to produce a white paper for OceanObs’19 entitled ‘Ocean Climate Observing Requirements in Support of Climate Research and Climate Information’, that has recently been published in Frontiers in Marine Science.

Schematic of a cyberinfrastructure-based vision for SOOS (Meredith et al., 2013; reproduced with permission). Combined with satellite remote sensing, data from both autonomous and non-autonomous platforms would be relayed to ground stations in real time. Assimilating ocean models would produce near-real time state estimates of each of the parameters in the system and associated error fields would then be used to re-task the autonomous platforms in real time. This will maximize the spatial–temporal coverage

The major scientific and observational progress of the last decade and  an assessment of key priorities for the coming decade with the goal of achieving the SOOS vision and delivering essential data to all end-users were presented in the paper jointly contributed by SOOS and SORP, in addition with other authors.

Because of the existing confusion about multiple perspectives on high-end scenarios, there needs to be a reconciliation of those perspectives by integrating the best scientific information and guidance to provide consensus on actionable science.