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The call for nominations to the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR panels is now open. Deadline for nominations for appointments starting in 2020 (and 2021 for the SSG) is 10 October 2019, nominations can be submitted online.

The 2019 AGU Fall Meeting will be held from December 9-13 in San Francisco, California. In preparation for the meeting, we have compiled a list of sessions that are relevant to the community and organized by our Panels, Research Foci and community members.

MedECC is pleased to invite you to become a reviewer of the 1st MedECC Assessment Report (MAR1) on current state and risks of climate and environmental change in the Mediterranean.

The Water Isotopes and Climate Workshop will be organized by US CLIVAR in Boulder, Colorado during October 1-3, 2019

The CLIVAR endorsed activity, PICES WG-40 (Climate and Ecosystem Predictability), was successfully organized and hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography, MNR, Qingdao China during 20-22 June.

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) looks forward to meeting you at the WCRP Climate Science Week at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting from 7 —13 December 2019 in San Francisco.

The Second Report has been released. The Executive Summary is currently available in English; translated versions will be posted when they are available.

The paper provide an overview of the vital information relating to ocean observations that supports the science policy interface developed and provided by the Regular Process and detail the utility of the Regular Process in helping to guide planning for the activities of the United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.


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.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Registration system is now open!
The meeting website: http://www.ensoconference2018.org/

International WCRP/IOC Conference 2017 on Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impact
10-14 July, 2017 in New York City, US.
The conference was closed with a great success! Participants signed on a conference statement calling for the community to take urgent and significant mitigating actions to combat climate change.
See more on the meeting website: http://www.sealevel2017.org/

Science Highlights

An article on 'A Sustained Ocean Observing System in the Indian Ocean for Climate Related Scientific Knowledge and Societal Needs' has recently been published on Frontiers in Marine Science, as one of the contribution to the 'OceanObs'19: An Ocean of Opportunity'. 

 Members from the CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP) and collaborators summarized the new developments in ocean modeling since a similar OMDP review from 2010.

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) affects the rest of the world’s tropics by perturbing global atmosphere circulation, inducing anomalous Sea surface temperatures over the tropical Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.  The associated wind variations in the Indian Ocean and in the equatorial and north tropical Atlantic in turn contribute to ENSO dynamics. In addition, the tropical interbasin linkages vary on decadal time scales.