Climate research is becoming ever more interdisciplinary in nature. It is also increasingly clear that interaction between physical, chemical, and biological components are critical not only for understanding climate impacts but also for understanding feedbacks in the system. Furthermore, effective communication of climate research and prediction results, information, and insights is essential for society to reduce vulnerabilities to impacts of climate variability and change.
US CLIVAR will actively seek out and support forums for dialogue, such as needs assessment workshops, forecast use and evaluation, and developing communities of practice.
US CLIVAR will benefit from working in partnership with science communities that study and convey climate information to end-users. Moreover, US CLIVAR will benefit from efforts to employ research-based insights and best practices in conveying information to end-users.
US CLIVAR will help achieve better communication, development, evaluation, and exploitation of models by insisting on improvements in the practices of model documentation and comparable quantitative evaluation.
US CLIVAR will foster connections with other scientific communities and partners to address how the ocean will respond to climate variability and change by engaging these communities through working groups, workshops, professional societies, and encouraging work across disciplines.