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October 2016 Bulletin


CLIVAR News and Announcements

1.1 CLIVAR Looks to the Future at Conference Marking 20th Anniversary

Nestled between the mountains of Laoshan and the warm waters of the Yellow Sea, Qingdao, China, welcomed more than 600 scientists from 50 countries who gathered for the second CLIVAR Open Science Conference, the first one having taken place over a decade ago. Read more....
1.2 CLIVAR OSC Poster Awards

Early career scientists and students attending the CLIVAR 2016 Open Science Conference and presenting posters were eligible to be considered for outstanding poster awards.  A team of over 50 senior and early career scientists reviewed the 234 qualifying posters and recommended the  award winners. 

Awards were presented to the winners at the closing ceremony on Friday 23 September. Read more....
1.3 CLIVAR Science Plan is available for comments

The initial CLIVAR Science Plan was written over 20 years ago.  A writing team consisting of the CLIVAR SSG members and  members of other CLIVAR panels and groups has prepared a new draft Science Plan and revised it based on input received  at recent Town Hall meetings at Fall AGU, Ocean Sciences and the recent CLIVAR Open Science Conference.  The revised draft is now open to the greater community for further comment and input.  A pdf version can be downloaded here. Please send your comments to  A Word version for tracked change editing can also be requested from Nico.

1.4 Save the Date: 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 The Earth Institute/Columbia University in New York. Read more...
1.5 WCRP-JNU Training School on Monsoon Variability in Changing Climate

The training school will be held on 16-21 January 2017 at Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.WCRP and the Jeju National University (JNU) seek to bring together early career scientists and professionals to share knowledge and discuss scientific challenges for monsoon prediction, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Early career forecasters and graduate students in relevant fields are encouraged to apply. . Applications close on 15 November 2016.Read more...
1.6 Variations, Summer 2016: Probing the Past for Keys to the Future

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) has a profound impact on the climate system. But how AMOC has behaved in the past and how it will evolve in the future could be better addressed with longer observational records. Natural archives – such as marine sediments, ice cores, cave deposits, and biogenic calcium carbonate – of Earth’s past may provide a way forward without having to wait multiple decades or centuries for the observational record to become long enough. Read more....
Other News and Announcements
2.1 Apply Now: KITP Special Program Apr 2, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018
The Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics has selected our program: "Planetary Boundary Layers in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Ice on Earth and Moons."  The program will run Apr 2, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018, and a description of scientific activities is below. The coordinators and scientific advisors of this meeting would like to welcome you to apply now for long visits to this program.  The application deadline for visitors to the long program is Dec. 18, 2016.  Funding and housing may be available, subject to selection and invitation by the Kavli Institute.Read more...
2.2 IPCC Nominations
Call for nominations for the scoping meeting of the AR6 report that has been sent to IPCC Focal Points and Observer Organisations. Deadline is 31 October.The advice for scientists in developed countries is to submit their nominations through their national Focal Points. Applications can also be submitted via Observer Organisations, but developed countries are expected to cover the expenses of their scientists. For scientists of developing countries, or economies in transition, their expenses can be claimed from the IPCC Trust Fund.
2.3 Future of the Ocean and its Seas: Non-governmental input to the G7 
The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO), the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and SCOR--three groups of the International Council for Science (ICSU)--prepared input for the  G7, which is available at here.
Early Career Scientists 
3.1 Call for Applications: Early Career Representatives in Knowledge-Action Networks

 Future Earth is opening up its Knowledge-Action Networks to early career researchers  and early career professionals. Becoming part of Knowledge-Action Networks in their early stages will allow you to shape innovative research agendas over the coming years and connect with a global network of leading academics  and stakeholders.Join Future Earth's Knowledge-Action Networks by applying to become a member of their development teams. Deadline 2 November. Read more...

3.2  Future Earth Oceans Knowledge-Action Network Workshop

The Excellence Cluster "Future Ocean" (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and Kiel University) along with partners from ICSU and the Future Earth plan to host a workshop in Kiel, Germany from December 4-5, 2016 to bring together scientists and stakeholders and make significant progress on the design of an Integrative Ocean Research Network.

Meetings and Workshops
4.1 International Symposium on The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

The Symposium will be hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, from February 12 to 17, 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. The theme of the conference ‘The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate’ is global in scope with a focus on physical processes within the cryosphere, and interactions between the cryosphere and the climate system.  Read more…
4.2 Workshop on Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Predictability of Extreme Weather and Climate

This workshop will be held from December 6-7, 2016 at Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus,New York. The workshop is intended for all in academia, government, and the private sector with an interest in understanding the latest science behind S2S predictability of extreme weather and climate, and in developing early warning products. Through a small set of invited talks, contributed posters, and discussion sessions the workshop will showcase the latest research on extremes using S2S models, and provide opportunities for networking and unstructured discussion.Read more…

Upcoming Events

October 28-30, 2016 Seattle, USA
The Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) 

November 2-4, 2016  Princeton, USA

Model Hierarchies Workshop

November 3 -11, 2016 Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil
Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference

November 2 -13, 2016 
San Diego,USA
PICES 25th Anniversary Annual Meeting

November 21 -25, 2016 Dakar,Senegal 
School on Climate System Prediction and Regional Climate Information


November 28-30, 2016 Hamburg, Germany
Climate Variability Across Scales (CVAS)

November 28-30, 2016 Paris,France
PREFACE-PIRATA-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Variability Conference

January 22–26, 2017 Seattle, U.S.A.
The AMS Annual Meeting

April 12-20,2017 Qingdao, China
10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference

May 9-13, 2017 Zaragoza, Spain
PAGES' 5th Open Science Meeting (OSM)

July 10-15, 2017 New York,USA
Conference on Regional Sea-level Changes and Coastal Impacts

October 2-6, 2017 Woods Hole, MA, USA
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