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The 2022 Ocean Salinity Conference convened on 6-9 June 2022 in USA in hybrid format was attended by approximately 120 international researchers. The conference featured continuing efforts and new studies that increasingly push and widen the envelope for applications of salinity measurements.

A teleconference with the participation of members of the Organizing Committee and the Scientific Organizing Committee of the SPARC General Assembly was held on 21st July at 1 pm UTC. Jose Santos and Qian Zhao from the ICPO participated in the meeting.

The call for nominations to the CLIVAR panels and Scientific Steering Group is now open, please submit the nominations online via the nomination form before 14 October 2022.

CLIVAR participated in the 43rd Meeting of the WCRP’s Joint Steering Committee (JSC-43), organized virtually from 27 - 30 June 2022. The meeting aimed to assess the progress made by the core projects and lighthouse activities (LHA) towards WCRP's goals and the ambitions and plans for the future of WCRP. 

Frontier in Marine Sciences special issue on "Climate Services for Adaptation to Sea-Level rise" is now available online. It builds upon a workshop organized by the Regional Sea-level Change and Coastal Impacts Grand Challenge of the WCRP in Orléans in November 2019.

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A recent paper on this subject by researchers at the University Complutense of Madrid examines the role of tropical convection, specially the location of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), in the occurrence of the two main tropical Atlantic-to-tropical Pacific basin interactions: the equatorial Atlantic to equatorial Pacific teleconnection, and the North Tropical Atlantic to equatorial Pacific teleconnection.

Aiming to account for the Polar Amplification, this study used global climate simulations from CMIP5 and CMIP6 to investigate the effects of three different global warming thresholds (1.5 °C, 2 °C and 3 °C) and the projected ice free occurrence of both poles.

A recent study led by Dr Luciano Pezzi, member of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel, was published in Climate Dynamics. This work brings a new approach to the study and understanding of the oceanic surface cooling that the oceanic South Atlantic Convergence Zone (SACZ) causes, concerning air-sea interaction processes. 

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.

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