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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.

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Knowledge exchange

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.

Climate science communication and dissemination

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.

Communicating uncertainty

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. 

Building links with research communities

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. 


Did you know...

  • From 1980 through 2014, there were 178 weather-related disasters in the US with damages that exceeded one billion dollars (adjusted to 2014 dollars) with annual lost totals as high as $187 billion. (NOAA)
  • US exports supply 30% of the wheat, corn, and rice on the global market and heavily rely on accurate weather and climate forecasts. (EPA)
  • 16.4 million people live in a coastal floodplain in the US and at risk from rising seas and storm surge. (NOAA)
  • International export trade in commercial fishing contributes $30 billion annually to our nation’s economy and changes ocean temperatures and pH can impact growth and distribution. (NOAA)