All Announcements


September 2016

Daily highlights from the CLIVAR Open Science Conference

During the CLIVAR Open Science Conference, from September 19-23, daily highlights will be released on the website. These highlights will feature key ideas, discussions, and activities that will be taking place during the meeting. Live updates will also happen on twitter at #CLIVAR2016. 

September 2016

2016 US AMOC Science Team report

The US AMOC Science Team releases its eighth progress report, since the inception of the program in 2008. The purpose of this report is to summarize progress on the main objectives of the program, identify any new programmatic gaps, and provide updates on both near-term and long-term research priorities, action items, and objectives for the program since the 2014 report.

September 2016

Abstract deadline Feb. 28 for 2017 Sea Level Rise Conference

The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties. The "Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts" conference will be held July 10-14, 2017 at Columbia University in New York. Abstract submissions are due February 28.

September 2016

Fall 2016 call for new US CLIVAR workshops and working groups

Requests are now being accepted for US CLIVAR-sponsored workshops and one new working group for 2017. Submissions are encouraged from the US climate science community. All documents must be submitted by October 7, 2016. The next call for workshops will be in spring 2017. 

August 2016

Deadline extended to Sept. 7: Arctic change and mid-latitude linkages

Join us in February 2017 for a workshop on Arctic Change and Its Influence on Mid-Latitude Climate and Weather in Washington, DC. The workshop will explore the linkages between changes in the Arctic—warming more than twice as fast as the global average, rapid loss of sea ice, and collapse of warm season snow cover—with a period of ostensibly more frequent events of extreme weather across the mid-latitudes. The workshop is open to all, and the deadline to apply and submit an abstract is now September 7. 

August 2016

Comment on the first TPOS 2020 report

The Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) 2020 Project has just released its first draft report for public comment. The report outlines the rationale and plans for the first step of the redesign and enhancement of TPOS. This report, as well future ones, aims to provide a means to justify and defend current and future investments in both sustained and experimental observations in the Tropical Pacific. The deadline for public comment is September 23. 

August 2016

Submit ideas for a deep ocean observing network

Organizers for the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy (DOOS) are conducting a deep ocean observation inventory to lay the foundation for development and coordination of regional, national, and global deep ocean observing systems. They are looking for input on the use of and needs for deep ocean observations. Survey responses are due by September 21. 

August 2016

White paper on translating process understanding for climate models

A new white paper has been released based on a 2015 US CLIVAR workshop, "Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models." The document summarizes responses from a community questionnaire, workshop presentations and discussions, and recommendations to help inform the broad research community and agency considerations.

August 2016

Executive Director sought for CLIVAR International Project Office

The First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office, based in Qingdao, China. The Executive Director will be responsible for a range of activities including fulfilling CLIVAR priorities as part of WCRP’s objectives and goals, managing the project office, participating in relevant meetings and workshops, promoting CLIVAR objectives, and seeking sources of additional funding. The position is available starting October 1. 

July 2016

Intra-Americas Seas workshop report

This report highlights the virtual workshop that was held over three half-day sessions (September 9-11, 2015) and featured 47 oral and poster presentations that spanned observational and modeling studies and timescales from the paleoclimate to secular change, and also covered a wide range of phenomenological studies (e.g., tropical cyclones, mid-summer droughts, low level jets) for the Intra-Americas Seas.