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A new PICES Working Group (WG-49) on Climate Extremes and Coastal Impacts in the Pacific is under development to better understand the physical drivers and assess the predictability of MHWs and other extreme events and to be more prepared to resolve the socioeconomic impacts resulting from these events.

We are profoundly saddened to learn the passing of Dr Lisa Goddard. Our thoughts are with her, family, friends and many colleagues from around the world.

The COSPAR 2022 conference will be organized in Athens, Greece on 16-24 July 2022.

A preparation teleconference for the 2022 Sea Level Conference was organized on 10th January 2022, with the participation of the WCRP Sea Level Grand Challenge (GC) co-chairs and members, local organizers and event service provider, as well as staff from ICPO. 

The China SCOR annual meeting, with the theme “Implementation of the UN Ocean DECADE: the international cooperation of the ocean community in the post-COVID-19 era”, was successfully organized from Dec 21 to 22, 2021.

The 6th Organising Committee telecon for CLIVAR-GOOS workshop was organized on Dec. 16, 2021, continuously focusing on the discussion of the workshop agenda, particularly on D1.



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

Please have a look at the Guidelines for Science Highlights

A recent study published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (, led by Dr. Lijing Cheng, member of CLIVAR GSOP, provides the first analysis of recent OHC changes through 2021 from two international groups, i.e. IAP/CAS in China and NCEI/NOAA in the US.

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.