Latest News

The call for nominations to CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) and CLIVAR panels is now open. Deadline for nominations for appointments starting in 2018 (and 2019 for the SSG) is 20 September 2017, and nominations can be submitted online.

The 3rd Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (3rd OSS-2018) will be held on May 8-10, 2018 in Qingdao, China. First announcement of the symposium (3rd OSS-2018) has been released

The 12th session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held on 29-30 June 2017 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Foothills campus in Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Dr Stephen M. Griffies, a member of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) has been elected a 2017 AGU Fellow. AGU Fellows are recognized for their scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences.

The Roger Revelle award is given to an honoree who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the atmosphere and its interactions with other parts of the climate system.

A workshop on 'Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Interactions with the Atmosphere' will be co-organised by CLIVAR and US CLIVAR on February 17- 18, 2018, in Portland, Oregon, US.

The 2018 Ocean Science Meeting (OSM) will be organised from Feb. 11 - 16, 2018 in Portland, US. In preparation for the meeting, ICPO has compiled a list of sessions proposed by CLIVAR Scientists as well as a list of sessions that are related to CLIVAR Science at the 2018 OSM. Abstracts submission deadline: September 6, 2017.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-23, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract Submission Begins in September!
The meeting website:

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!
See more on the meeting website:

"Charting the course for climate and ocean research"
CLIVAR Open Science Conference on 16-23, September, 2016 in Qingdao, China
The conference was closed with a great success!
The meeting website:

Science Highlights

Sea surface temperatures that are too warm in the eastern tropical Atlantic and Pacific oceans have long stymied coupled climate model depictions of our planet.

While sea surface temperature warming was observed in most of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and the Western Pacific Ocean, the Central Tropical and the Eastern Pacific Ocean exhibited a cooling trend.

Given the energy accumulation in the climate system under increased greenhouse forcing, why hasn't the Southern Ocean warmed?

Upcoming Events

Event City Country Dates
ACSIS – OSNAP – RAPID Joint Science Meeting Wolfson College, Oxford UK
2017-09-19 to 2017-09-21
2017 CFMIP Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity Tokyo Japan
2017-09-25 to 2017-09-28
Pan-WCRP modelling meeting Exeter UK
2017-10-09 to 2017-10-13
1st Session of CLIVAR Research Foci on "ENSO in a changing climate" Busan Korea 2017-10-15
ENSO Complexity Workshop Busan Korea
2017-10-16 to 2017-10-20
12th Session of the CLIVAR Pacific Panel Busan Korea 2017-10-21