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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. Their breadth of interests and the scope of their contributions are remarkable and often groundbreaking. They have...

Dr Kevin Trenberth, co-chair of the CONCEPT-HEAT Research Focus, and past CLIVAR SSG co-chair, was awarded AGU’s Roger Revelle medal of 2017.

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) presents annual awards to...

To the extent that the ocean eddy field and its variability is communicated to the atmosphere, ocean eddy-atmosphere interactions are important for the role played by the ocean in the coupled variability of the climate system. These interactions are a potentially important process, that, in its absence or poor representation may contribute to the uncertainty in climate predictions and...

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting 

(11-16 February 2018, Portland, Oregon, USA, http://osm.agu.org/2018/).
The deadline for ...

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.

The Global Ocean Science Report identifies and quantifies the key elements of ocean science at the national, regional and global scales,...

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

On the fifth day, conference participants — filled with four days of fascinating, relevant, and timely discussions — were able to hear about the latest modeling efforts and different scenarios for the future. A panel of stakeholders also held a lively discussion on what they learned...

The European Union will further boost its research and innovation cooperation with its strategic partners Brazil and South Africa in order to better understand marine ecosystems and climate. The South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship Initiative has been launched and a joint Statement on Atlantic Ocean Research...

The dynamics of sea level rise today and into the future

The conference rolled into the fourth day wrapping up the contemporary sea level presentations and beginning to address future projections. The two plenary sessions had corresponding posters for each topic. Participants also heard about the evolving requirements of integrated sea level observations for...

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

Halfway through the conference, day three brought a series of presentations on the coastal zone. Presenters in the two plenary sessions discussed impacts of rising seas from small island countries to large metropolitan cities like Shanghai, planning and adaptation strategies, and...

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

The second day of the conference was dedicated to presentations on contemporary sea level change, ranging from the role of ocean heat content to satellite missions to drivers in variability of extreme sea levels. The two plenary sessions were accompanied by a morning and afternoon poster...

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

The significance of rising waters in New York City was evident during Hurricane Sandy and on 10 July 2017 when hundreds of scientists gathered at Columbia University to kick-off a week long Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts Conference. The...

From left to right: Xunqiang Yin (Coordinator, ODC), Prof. Fangli Qiao (Secretary General of FIO, Director of ODC), Prof. Jose Santos (Executive Director of ICPO),) and Jing Li (Staff Scientist, ICPO)

On the 10th July, 2017 at the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State Oceanic Administration of China, a meeting between representatives of the UNESCO/IOC Regional Training...

The Open Science Conference in New York from 10-14 July groups top scientists, city planners, coastal zone developers and managers and other stakeholders who will brainstorm on how to strengthen climate change adaptation and disaster resilience.

Many of the world’s biggest cities and economic hubs lie along coastlines and so are exposed to coastal...

The latest issue of CLIVAR Exchanges, a joint issue with Past Global Changes Magazine, titled "Decadal Climate Variability", is now available to read and download.

This issue aims to review ongoing research on Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability, and address the progress made in understanding and resolving issues on this topic. It is an output from the CLIVAR-ICTP...

The “2017 CLIVAR International Symposium on Boundary Currents” was successfully held in Qingdao, China on 5-7 June 2017.

At the symposium, about 200 oceanographers and young scholars congregated and discussed the recent advances and challenges towards understanding of the Boundary Current dynamics and interactions.

The symposium covered 3 themes: 1) mechanism and interaction of...

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