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The 33rd Session of the GEWEX Scientific Steering Group (SSG) was held online from 3-6 May 2021. CLIVAR was represented in this meeting by Sonya Legg, Aurel Moise, Jose Santos and some other CLIVAR members.

The WCRP Secretariat and International Project Offices (IPOs) telecon was organized on 6th May 2021, with the participation of representatives from the IPOs of CliC, CLIVAR, SPARC, CORDEX, S2S, CORA, Monsoon, YESS and WCRP Secretariat. 

As invited by the organisers of the 2021 “AI Earth” Artificial Intelligence Innovation Challenge -- AI Helps Accurate Weather and Ocean Forecast”, Jose Santos, Executive Director of ICPO sent his remark to the final and the closing ceremony of the competition held on 22 April.

The second telecon in 2021 of CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held at 8th April.

The first telecom of the CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel in 2021 was held in April 13th, with the refresh of the members. Four new members, Yoshi Sasaki, Michael Byrne, Juliette Mignot, and Jennifer Kay joined the panel.

UNESCO’s IOC has released the report Integrated Ocean Carbon Research: A Summary of Ocean Carbon Research, and Vision of Coordinated Ocean Carbon Research and Observations for the Next Decade on April 23rd, 2021.



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.

This Forum has now concluded. Watch the recording here

This event is postponed. Please stay tuned for new announcement here.

IndOOS Decadal Review (2006 ~ 2016) is ready! To read more, click here


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In the eastern tropical Indian Ocean, intraseasonal variability (ISV) affects the regional oceanography and marine ecosystems. The ISV has been found to be modulated by the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), but the impact of ENSO is ambiguous. 

The ocean temperatures continued a trend of breaking records in 2020. A new study, authored by 20 scientists from 14 institutes around the world, reported the highest ocean temperatures since 1955 from surface level to a depth of 2,000 m.

In the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, easterly trade winds prevail and upwelling occurs in the eastern equatorial basin. In contrast, the Indian Ocean is subject to intense seasonally reversing monsoon wind forcing, and the annual mean prevailing winds in the equatorial basin. This provides unique features of interannual variability of the upwelling in the tropical Indian Ocean.