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  The Southern Ocean Task Force and the Organizing Committee of Polar Data Forum IV are pleased to announce that the Southern Ocean Decade & Polar Data Forum Week 2021 will be convened on 20-24 September 2021. This event will be dedicated to the 2nd Southern Ocean Regional Workshop for the UN Ocean Decade and the 4h edition of the Polar Data Forum.


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The journal Frontiers in Marine Science is having a new special volume entitled "The role of the South Atlantic on the interbasin and pole-to-pole connections". It aims to improve our understanding of the physical and biogeochemical processes that link the South Atlantic to other ocean basins and that within the Atlantic as a whole through either oceanic or...

Figure1 Key developments in understanding El Niño–Southern Oscillation response to greenhouse forcing 

Originating in the equatorial Pacific, the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the most important climate phenomenon on Earth with highly consequential global impacts on society, such as agriculture, public...

The 80th edition of CLIVAR Exchanges, reflecting the outcomes of the WCRP-CLIVAR Workshop on Climate Interactions among the Tropical Basins, has been published. Dr Ingo Richter, senior researcher at Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and co-chair of the CLIVAR Tropical Basin Research...

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. ...

Based on the latest regulations in accordance with US federal, state, and local guidelines regarding COVID-19, the Planning Committee of the 2021 Ocean Salinity Conference decided to postpone the conference to 6-9 June 2022 as an in-person event with a virtual participation option. Future announcements about reopening of registration and abstract submission will be sent via...

We are deeply saddened and of great sorrow to hear that Dr. Satya Prakash, scientist at the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), passed away on 22 July 2021 due to cardiac arrest. He was recovering from COVID.

Satya joined the INCOIS in 2008, his research focused on ocean biogeochemistry, climate change, and ocean carbon/nitrogen cycle. Satya was the...

The WCRP Grand Challenge on “Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts” will organize the Sea Level 2022 Conference in Singapore, 11-15 July 2022. Regular telecons are being organised by the Local Organizing Committee on a monthly basis. In the recent telecon organised on 28th July 2021 and attended by Robert Nicholls, Kathy McInnes, Aurel Moise,...

The fifth regular telecon in 2021 of CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held at 7th July.

During the telecon, the SOOS liaison, the activity updates, the Southern Ocean UN Decade, and the 14th session of SORP panel were discussed. The main outcomes are as follows:

  • The new liaison with the...

Figure 1. El Niño Frequency Change after removing net impacts from models’ 13 common biases

The extreme El Niño, defined by the total convection in the eastern equatorial Pacific (i.e. the sum of the mean-state and anomaly value of the vertical velocity in Niño3 region), is mostly determined by the mean-state of...

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is the dominant mode of...

The Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability Working Group (TPDV WG), coordinated by the Pacific Region Panel, organised its 2nd telecon on 28 June 2021. Twenty TPDV WG members participated in the telecon.

During the meeting, a thematic talk on ‘Wind stress forcing and low-frequency variability of the Pacific Subtropical...

The 5th Session of the CLIVAR Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP-5) was organized virtually, spanning from late May to late June.

Under the background that the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) encourages people to reduce carbon footprint, and with the impact of the COVID-19, the CDP co-chairs decided to organize this panel meeting online. The meeting was composed of a...

The WCRP Secretariat and IPOs telecon was organised on 14 July 2021, with the participation of representatives from WCRP Secretariat, CORA, and International Project Offices of CLIVAR, GEWEX, S2S, Monsoon and YESS.

The major uptakes from the telecon are:

The call for nominations to CLIVAR panels and the Scientific Steering Group (SSG) is now open, with appointments starting in January 2022 and January 2023 respectively. Nominations can be submitted online via the nomination form, deadline for the submission is 29 October, 2021. Detailed information...

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