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The CLIVAR Climate Dynamic Panel Panel held a telecon on November 17.

A preparation teleconference for the 2022 Sea Level Conference was organized on 30th November 2021, with the participation of the WCRP Sea Level Grand Challenge (GC) co-chairs and members, local organizers and staff from WCRP Secretariat and ICPO. 

The CLIVAR Atlantic Region Panel (ARP) organized a telecon on Nov. 24, mainly focusing on a virtual go-around to update ARP-relevant activities, a look at the annual report and a discussion of membership rotation.

The CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel (PRP) held a telecon on 19 November 2021 mainly to discuss candidates for the PRP membership and the options for a possible PRP in-person meeting. Nine PRP members attended the telecon.

The WCRP Secretariat and International Project Offices (IPOs) telecon was organized on 22nd November 2021.

The Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with an online conference on 2-3 December 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.

The meeting will be organized on 12-16 July, 2022. Please register your interest here

This event is postponed to 2022. Please stay tuned for new announcement here.

Read the Tropical Atlantic Observing System (TAOS) Review Report here!

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


Science Highlights

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A recent study in Bulletin of American Meteorological Society (BAMS) led by CLIVAR IORP member - Dr. Dongxiao Wang’s team (Zeng et al., 2021) briefly overviews the decadal progress of the eastern Tropical Indian Ocean Observing Network (TIOON), a persistent observation effort implemented by China.

The assessment shows that including the ocean surface wave processes in a climate model can effectively improve the simulation and prediction skills of SST in the Pacific and ENSO events.

A recent synthesis coordinated and largely contributed by the CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel, published in Science (Power et al., 2021,, reviews the current understanding of TPDV and provide recommendations to improve our understanding of TPDV and our ability to predict it.