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Jose Santos and Jing Li from ICPO, were invited to participate in the TPOS2020 Western Pacific Workshop, which took place from Sep 4 to 6, 2017 in Qingdao China. Jose Santos provided a brief presentation highlighting many links between the TPOS 2020 community and CLIVAR. 

After an extensive search, we would like to welcome the new Director of the International CLIVAR Monsoon Project Office (ICMPO), Dr. MM Ali. Dr. MM Ali has started his position since September 15, 2017, and can be reached at

The closing date for applications is 20 Dec, 2017. The length of the internship will be 6 months. It is expected that the successful candidate would take up his/her appointment, located in Qingdao from April, 2018.

Lynne Talleyformer SORP co-chair, Distinguished Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA is the Prince Albert I Medal recipient 2017, for her outstanding contribution to our knowledge of the global ocean's water masses, circulation, dynamics and role in climate.

IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate

16-18 October 2018. Guayaquil, EcuadorDeadline for abstract submission:30th April 2018


Detlef Stammer co-chair of the Scientific Steering Group and Jose Santos Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office visited on 16-18 August the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)in Pune.

Annalisa Bracco co-chair of the Scientific Steering Group and Jose Santos Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office attended the 2017 US CLIVAR Summit held at Baltimore in August.

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.

Understanding ENSO in a warmer climate
IV International Conference on ENSO. 16-18, October, 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract Submission is Now Open!
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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:

"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!
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Science Highlights

Coastal zones are especially in need of climate services for adaptation, as they are increasingly threatened by sea level rise and its impacts. An important component of these services will be sea level scenarios and projections aligned to the needs of users.

A recent study indicates a robust reduction of the Indian Winter Monsoon wind intensity over the Arabian Sea by the end of the 21st century in all the 27 analysed CMIP5 models (a reduction of 6.5% for Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 8.5 and 3.5% for RCP4.5, on an average), which is not yet detectable in observations. 

This article will show the mechanisms underlying recent decadal changes in subpolar North Atlantic Ocean (SPNA) heat content, with results implying that predictability of SPNA decadal changes is intimately tied to the predictability of the overlying atmosphere.