CLIVAR related sessions on the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022

The 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting is going to be held in Honolulu, USA on February 27-March 4. In preparation for the meeting, we present you here the sessions organized by CLIVAR and those relevant to our community. The list of sessions is not intended to be exhaustive but to help digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions and events. If you would like to have your session included in the list, please email to To know more information about the meeting, please visit:

Sessions organised by CLIVAR

Climate Dynamics Panel

AI04 Extratropical climate variability and change associated with air-sea interactions

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Yoshi SasakiRhys ParfittAixue HuNoel Keenlyside

This session invites contributions on all aspects of extratropical air-sea interactions, related ocean and atmosphere processes, and their predictability through observational, numerical, and theoretical approaches.

Pacific Region Panel

OC17 Toward Predictive Understanding of Pacific Decadal Variability and its Global Implications

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Antonietta Capotondi, Cristian ProistosescuSara SanchezMalte Stuecker

This session welcomes contributions on all aspects of Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability, including process understanding, connections with extra-tropical Pacific decadal variations, inter-basin interactions, prediction efforts, global and regional impacts, as well as past evolution and future projections, using theory, instrumental and paleoclimate observations, and modeling approaches. Studies aimed at clarifying the role of tropical Pacific oceanic processes in the origin of decadal timescales are especially welcome.

PL02 El Niño in a changing climate

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Jérôme VialardSamantha StevensonMalte F. StueckerAndrew T. Wittenberg

This session solicits contributions that improve our understanding of ENSO from an observational, modelling and theoretical perspective. Topics to be considered include ENSO mechanisms; extreme ENSO events; ENSO in past and future climates; ENSO’s interaction with other tropical basins; ENSO's decadal modulation; ENSO impacts, including those on biogeochemistry and ecosystems; and ENSO representation in models. Contributions dealing with conceptual models of ENSO are particularly welcome, and are the topic of the companion Tutorial session coordinated with the International CLIVAR Working Group on ENSO Conceptual Models.

Northern Oceans Region Panel

HL10 Arctic Ocean changes and processes

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Benjamin RabeAlexandra Jahn, Ying-Chih FangYevgeny Aksenov

In this session, we welcome contributions based on recent campaigns, such as the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) or those under the umbrella of the Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS), as well as on the analysis of the long-term datasets of key environmental quantities, such as sea ice concentration, sea ice thickness, freshwater content, macronutrients, carbon and ocean acidification. Modeling studies using CMIP class models and regional high-resolution ice-ocean simulations are welcome, as well as studies combining observations and modeling. We explicitly invite studies of connections in the Arctic Ocean itself, hemispheric linkages to lower latitudes, coupled feedback involving sea-ice, snow and the atmosphere, and interdisciplinary studies addressing biogeochemical processes. We also welcome outreach efforts from school teachers and students who are interested in the present and future of the Arctic.

Southern Ocean Region Panel

HL16 Sources and consequences of Southern Ocean freshening: Toward synthesising observations and modelling

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Torge MartinInga Smith

With this session we aim beyond sharing most recent research and plan for an engaged exchange among the scientific communities of ocean and cryosphere, modeling and observations, early career researchers and senior experts to examine the current state of knowledge on Southern Ocean freshening and discuss future research. We are particularly interested in work closing the gap between observations and modelling; this includes coordinated monitoring approaches and targeted joint model experiments. We specifically welcome ideas and proposals for highlighting the Southern Ocean in the just starting UN decade of ocean science.

Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems RF

PL11 Key uncertainties challenging our understanding of the responses of Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems to climate variability and change

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Ryan RykaczewskiAlban LazarThomas Toniazzo

In this session, we seek to improve understanding of the consequences of large-scale atmosphere-ocean variability and changes for the physical and biogeochemical characteristics of Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems and their ecosystems. We welcome contributions which examine the mechanisms that stimulate uncertainties in EBUS and ecosystem responses to large-scale forcing. Comparative approaches that consider unique aspects or the shared characteristics of major eastern boundary currents are also encouraged.

Sessions related to CLIVAR

AI01 Air-Sea Interaction and Climate Variability in the Atlantic Ocean: Observations, Modeling, and Theories

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Laifang LiNicholas FoukalFeili LiKimberley Drouin

AI05 The role of ocean-atmosphere dynamics in global climate

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Robert Jnglin WillsDillon AmayaElizabeth MaroonNatalie Burls

AI06 Tropical Cyclone-Ocean Interactions: From Weather to Climate

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: II LINKarthik Balaguru, Gregory R Foltz, Christina M. Patricola, Chunzai Wang

AI08 Towards an understanding of how multiscale ocean-atmosphere interactions modulate fluxes in the air-sea boundary layer

Session Format: In-person

Organizers: Alex AyetAna Beatriz Villas BoasDelphine HypoliteNicholas Pizzo

AI09 Tropical Pacific process study experiments: Improved understanding through observations, modeling and data assimilation

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Anna-Lena DeppenmeierDeepak CherianWilliam KesslerAlma Vazquez-Lule, Aneesh Subramanian

AI10 Global atmosphere-ocean coupled simulations at km-scale resolution and the application to the design of future satellite missions that focus on surface winds and ocean currents

Session Format: In-person

Organizers: Jinbo WangHector S. TorresPing ChangNiklas Schneider

AI11 Subtropical Air-Sea Interaction

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Malte StueckerNing ZhaoMasami NonakaNiklas Schneider

CB03 The carbon cycle across the land-ocean continuum: scientific advances and insights for blue carbon policy

Session Format: Hybrid

Judith DrexlerKanchan MaitiSteve CrooksWei-Jun Cai

OB17 Integrated Ocean Carbon Research: Coordinated Ocean Carbon Research and Observations for the Next Decade

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Salvatore AricòChristopher SabineRik Wanninkhof

OC04 Mesoscale eddies and their roles in the climate system: characteristics, dynamics, mechanisms, and interactions with the mean flow and the overlying atmosphere

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Mengrong DingAixue HuPengfei Lin

OC06 Indian Ocean intraseasonal-to-interdecadal variability and its role in regional and global climate

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Shineng HuWeiqing HanLei Zhang

OC07 Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems: present and future changes and their impacts on marine ecosystems

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Mercedes Pozo BuilNathalí Cordero-QuirosCarmen G. CastroSteven Bograd

OC12 ENSO dynamics and its impact on other basins based on theory, observation and modeling

Session Format: Virtual

Organizers: Xiaolin Zhang

OC16 Marine Climate Extremes: PART 1 Mechanisms, Predictability & Coastal Impacts

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Emanuele Di LorenzoSteven BogradNadia Pinardi, Gerald MeehlAntonietta Capotondi

OC18 Marine Climate Extremes: PART 2 Regional Downscaling & Climate Projections

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Diana BernsteinAneesh Subramanian, Dillon Amaya, Brian Dzwonkowski

OM03 Advances in Ocean Data Assimilation, Forecasting, and Reanalysis

Session Format: In-person

Organizers: Ibrahim Hoteit, Aneesh Subramanian, Mohamed Iskandarani, Bruce Cornuelle, Philip Muscarella

OT12 Digital Twins of the Ocean: From Pilot activities to applications

Session Format: Virtual

Organizers: Martin VisbeckAnn-Christine ZinkannDawn WrightJohn SiddornPier Luigi Buttigieg

PI01 Meso- and submesoscale processes in Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems: blind spots in global climate assessment

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Jordyn Moscoso, Daniel McCoyRyan RykaczewskiIvy Frenger

PI03 Western Boundary Current-Continental Shelf Interactions

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: William SavidgeNeil MalanFrederico BrandiniLaura Braby

PL03 Ocean Heat Transport Across Scales: Mechanisms and Impacts

Session Format: In-person

Organizers: Wilbert WeijerOluwayemi Garuba

PL04 Indian Ocean circulation and its impact on air-sea interactions, biogeochemistry and ecology

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Amit TandonHemantha WijesekeraHelen PhillipsPattabhi Rama RaoRaleigh Hood

PL05 Ventilation, circulation and mixing of the deep ocean: Observing and modeling the deep and bottom limbs of the meridional overturning circulation

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Sarah PurkeyJonathan Nash, Sonya LeggEleanor Frajka-Williams

PL06 Mesoscale Eddy Energy and Ocean Transport

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Elizabeth YankovskyNora LooseJacob SteinbergGustavo Marques

PL08 Variability of the South Atlantic Circulation and its Inter-Basin Linkages and their role in the Climate System and Marine Ecosystems.

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Janet SprintallSiren RuehsGaston MantaManuel Gutierrez-villanueva

PL10 Low-Latitude Ocean Dynamics

Session Format: Hybrid

Organizers: Audrey DelpechRyan HolmesTom Farrar, Peter Brandt

PL12 Understanding and Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Ocean Dynamics

Session Format: In-person

Organizers: Ruoying HeSteven MoreyEric ChassignetDonald Boesch, Karina Khazmutdinova