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A workshop on 'Sea Level Hotspots from Florida to Maine: Drivers, Impacts and Adaptation' will be organised by US CLIVAR from 23 to 25 April 2019 at Norfolk, USA. 

Jose Santos Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office, attended the workshop: “Building an International Transparent Ocean Community”, which was held in Qingdao from 15 to 17 April 2019, organized by the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM)

The 17th Session of the CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP17) took place in Vienna, Austria on April 13, 2019, following the 2019 EGU meeting. 

The CLIVAR Pacific Regional Panel held the 2nd Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (TPDV) Workshop at Sorbonne University in Paris, France from 1 to 5 April 2019, with the strong support of LOCEAN/IPSL. 

The 2019 CFMIP Meeting on Clouds Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity will be held Sept. 30 –Oct. 4 2019 at the St. John Hotel in Mykonos, Greece.

Applications are invited for groups within, or linked to CLIVAR communities across the globe to propose “Research Foci” (RF) Studies. Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019.

Workshop on Sources and Sinks of Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Energy (SSOMMEE) took place on 12 to 14 March, 2019 in Florida State University (FSU).

The 5th session of CLIVAR OMDP was successfully held on 11 & 14 March 2019 in Tallahassee, US.

Climate and Ocean – Variability, Predictability and Change Science Plan and Implementation Strategy

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.

ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on 
Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems 
15 – 21 July 2019  Trieste, Italy
Registration is now open until 15 April 2019.

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:

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:

Science Highlights

 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. 

The scientific challenge is extreme due to the rich complexity of interactions and feedbacks between regional and global processes, each of which affects the global climate trajectory. Technical development, international coordination, and a close interaction between the science and stakeholder communities are also required.