All Announcements


January 2015

Attend the RAPID/US AMOC International Science Meeting

The UK RAPID and US AMOC programs will be hosting a joint international science meeting on July 21-24, 2015 in Bristol, UK called, Towards a holistic picture of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation via observation, modelling, and synthesis. The goal of the meeting is improve the understanding of AMOC and its impacts on weather, climate, and ecosystems, in the past, present, and future. Abstract submissions are due April 27. 

January 2015

Presentations online for Ocean's Carbon and Heat Uptake Workshop

Presentations from a joint workshop between the Ocean Carbon Uptake and Southern Ocean Working Groups are now online. This workshop brought together over 80 participants to catalyze progress toward understanding the ocean’s role in carbon and heat uptake by strengthening communication and collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries, exchanging results from recent studies, and discussing the most promising directions for future research.

January 2015

US CLIVAR Brochure on Progress and Opportunities

US CLIVAR has developed a new brochure to accompany the Science Plan, which highlights key program achievements, opportunities and research challenges for the future, and societal impacts. This 8-page document is geared for a more generalist perspective and provides an overview of the program. Both the brochure and Science Plan can be downloaded here


December 2014

Variations 2014 Fall Edition

The 2014 fall edition of Variations examines the applications of US CLIVAR science for management and decision-making. Contributing authors provide insights about bridging the gap of climate science communication, information needs for management agencies and organizations, and opportunities for scientists to work with intermediaries of the climate service community.

November 2014

AGU Fall Meeting Sessions and Events Relevant to CLIVAR

AGU Fall Meeting will be held this year from December 15 - 19. In preparation for the meeting, the US CLIVAR Project Office has compiled a condensed list of sessions, town halls, and workshops that are relevant to the community. Organized according to the Science Plan research challenges and core science topics, this list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to help the community digest the collection of the hundreds of sessions and events. 

October 2014

Webinar this Wednesday on Seasonal Prediction: Achievements and New Frontiers

The NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program webinar series will host its next presentation on seasonal predictions on October 29 from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET. Speakers will include Lisa Goddard of Columbia University, Eric Guilyardi of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace and University of Reading, and Ben Kirtman of the University of Miami. US CLIVAR is a co-sponsor of this webinar. More details about the webinar

October 2014

2014 US AMOC Science Team Meeting Highlights

The September meeting of the US AMOC Science Team brought together over 80 researchers to Seattle Washington to share the latest scientific results in observing, modeling, and understanding the AMOC and it's impacts. A summary of meeting highlights and indvidual presentations are now online and available to download. 

September 2014

US CLIVAR Call for Workshops and Working Groups

Requests are now being accepted for US CLIVAR-sponsered workshops and new Working Groups. The call for submissions is open to the US climate science community. Sponsored annually, open community workshops are used to coordinate, develop, plan, and implement new or focused activities for the benefit of the scientific community and relevant to the goals of US CLIVAR. The initiation of two new Working Groups will be sponsored annually with an objective to undertake actionable and measurable tasks over a 2-3 year period.

For more details, review the individual calls:


Working Group

Requests are due by October 17, 2014. 

August 2014

Joint US CLIVAR and OCB Workshop

Ocean's Carbon and Heat Uptake: Uncertainties and Metrics is a joint workshop by the Ocean Carbon Uptake and Southern Ocean Working Groups of US CLIVAR and OCB, which aims to catalyze progress toward understanding the ocean’s role in carbon and heat uptake by strengthening communication and collaboration across traditional disciplinary boundaries to facilitate the exchange of results from recent studies and discuss the most promising directions for future research. The workshop will be December 12-14 in San Francisco, CA. Participation will be limited to 75 scientists, and advance registaration and a brief application are required. 

August 2014

Variations 2014 Summer Edition

The 2014 summer edition of Variations examines the predictability of Arctic climate variability and the impacts of a warming climate. Contributing authors provide insights from sea ice predictions to weather patterns to linkages with lower latitudes, which sheds light on the relationship between a changing Arctic with the rest of the globe.