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Virtual workshop on climate variability in the Intra-Americas Seas & impacts on the region

Intra-Americas Seas
A virtual workshop will be held online September 9-11, 2015, "Observing & Modeling Climate Variability in the Intra-Americas Seas & Impacts on the Continental Americas & the Caribbean." Abstacts are being solicited for both oral and poster presentations. This unique online format will allow participants from different regions to join remotely and interact in meaningful ways. One $500 award will be granted to the most outstanding early career scientist or student presentation. Abstracts are due July 7. 

Participate in US CLIVAR Community Engagement Survey


To better serve the US CLIVAR community, we want to hear your experiences and opinions on interacting with our website, reading our reports and publications, and how you receive our communications. We invite you to take a short 5-10 minute survey. Your feedback will remain anonymous. The information will be used to assess how effective our program communication activities are and where there are areas we can improve or adapt. The survey will close June 1. 

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under the ice sensor deployment

Stay connected with US CLIVAR by signing-up to receive communications from us. We send out monthly Newsgrams that contain news and community announcements, upcoming deadlines for meetings and workshops, and job and funding opportunities. We also send quartly newsletter, Variations, which profiles interesting science questions and researchers from the community - like our last edition on ENSO prediction and predictability. Our mailing list will also keep you informed on time-sensitive matters like calls for workshops and Panel members. 

2015 Summit to be held in Tucson in August

2015 Summit

The 2015 US CLIVAR Summit will held August 4-6 in Tucson, Arizona. The Summit will bring together the members of the Scientific Steering Committee and its three implementation Panels, agency managers, and invited speakers to review progress, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to advance US CLIVAR goals under the direction of the Science Plan. The meeting will have two special sessions, one on the warming haitus and the other on forecasting ENSO. (Please note this is an invite only meeting.)

2014 US AMOC Science Team Annual Report on Progress and Priorities

US AMOC Annual Report

Now available online is the seventh annual report for the US AMOC Science Team. This report features progress made in the past year on the main objectives of the program, identifies programmatic gaps, and makes recommendations on near and long-term research priorities and goals for the program. Over 50 research projects are featured in the report. Furthermore, the report lists action items for each Task Team to address, which are based upon the discussions at the 2014 Annual Science Team meeting in Seattle.

New Research Highlights Section on Website

Hurricane tracks

A new section has been launched on the website to feature US CLIVAR-related research, with an emphasis on recent and interesting findings. The purpose is to help share these findings with the broader scientific community. Scientists are encouraged to submit a highlight and guidelines have been developed to provide more information about the format and who can submit. 

Variations 2015 Winter Edition

Variations winter edition

The 2015 winter edition of Variations examines ENSO observing system, predictability, and predictions. How has the prediction of ENSO and our understanding of variability improved? What does an observing system for ENSO look like for the future? The authors of this edition explore these questions and others.