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On World Oceans Day, 8 June 2017, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission presented the first ever global stock-taking of marine science at the United Nations’ Ocean Conference in New York. 

Investing in the future of sea level rise: lessons, progress, and new ideas

The dynamics of sea level rise today and into the future

Risk, adaptation strategies, and stakeholder needs for coastal zone management

Understanding today’s sea level: trends, amplitude, and new approaches

Scientists begin conference on sea level change, starting with the past and working towards the future

"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

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?

A new ocean ‘reanalysis’ shows, although there are uncertainties over what might happen in the short term, the longer-term view is that a weakening of the circulation in the 21st century is still very likely as a result of increasing greenhouse gases.

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