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In following up to the discussion between CLIVAR and OOPC in October 2022 at OOPC-25, a joint discussion between the two groups was organized online on 9th March 2023. 

The first teleconference of the new CLIVAR Research Focus on Marine Heatwaves in the Global Ocean was organized on 27 February 2023.

The Workshop on Meeting AMOC Observation Needs in a Changing Climate will be organized on 18-20 July 2023, at Hamburg, Germany and with virtual access. Registration and abstract submission for the workshop is now open.

The deadline for abstract submissions for the WCRP Open Science Conference is fast approaching: 14th March! The same deadline also applies to financial support requests and expressions of interest to attend the Early and Mid-Career Researchers Symposium (EMCR).

The 2023 CLIVAR workshop on the tropical Pacific and its interbasin interactions was successfully organized on 14 to 17 February 2023 at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and with virtual access. 


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.

Application to the School is now open. Deadline: 1 April 2023

The call for applications is open, please click here to submit your application!

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Researchers from the Ocean and Atmosphere Studies Laboratory (LOA), National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and collaborators, published  the article “Oceanic SACZ produces an abnormally wet 2021/2022 rainy season in South America”, in Scientific Reports.

Marine heatwaves (MHWs) are events characterized by prolonged and extremely warm ocean conditions, and have been detected in recent decades over many regions of the global ocean. Some recent studies led by D. Mawren and with the contribution from J. Hermes (co-chair of IORP), provide an improved understanding of the important role of horizontal advection, associated with anticyclonic eddies on the evolution of MHWs, as well as the co-occurring extremes in the Mozambique Channel.

A recent study led by Dr. Lijing Cheng, a member of the CLIVAR Global Synthesis and Observations Panel (GSOP), indicated that 2022 was another year of record heat for the oceans.