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November 2016 Bulletin


CLIVAR News and Announcements

1.1 Thank you and stay tuned with CLIVAR

Detlef Stammer and Annalisa Bracco, CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group Co-chairs, have sent a message to all who attended the CLIVAR Open Science Conference thanking them for their participation and recapturing the wonderful moments and images of the conference, as well as sharing the follow-up actions and encouraging all to be stay tuned with CLIVAR through our website, Exchanges, e-bulletin and social media. 
1.2 Reflections on the CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium 2016

The CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium was hosted by the First Institute of Oceanography in Qingdao, China, on September 18 and 24-25, 2016. 135 early career scientists (ECS) from 34 countries participated. Participants worked in diverse international teams to complete the following tasks: highlight key research challenges and goals; identify major challenges facing international science collaboration; discuss how to effectively engage the audience of their scientific information; and suggest their vision for the future of CLIVAR. Read more…

1.3 WCRP Communication Survey

The WCRP Communications Survey is now live on the WCRP Website. You can reach it via the WCRP homepage or at:
You are encouraged to complete the survey and also to ask all those within your communities to do so.

1.4 2017 Call for US CLIVAR Panel Member Nominations

The US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee seeks qualified individuals to serve on its three subsidiary panels beginning in 2017. Panel members formulate science goals and implementation strategies, catalyze and coordinate activities, and work with agencies and international partners to advance the progress of the climate research community. Nominations or self-nominations are due December 2, 2016. Read more...

1.5 CLIVAR participation in the 16th SOLAS SSC meeting

CLIVAR was invited to participate in the 16th SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee Meeting in Qingdao from Oct. 24 to 27, 2016. Lei Han, ICPO Staff Scientist, gave a talk and introduced CLIVAR’s recent activities and potential areas for cooperation with SOLAS. Three areas including Eastern Boundary Upwelling System (EBUS), Carbon and Sea-ice Biogeochemistry have been highlighted as of comment interests of the two programmes. 
1.6 ICPO Executive Director will retire at the end of November 2016

Valery Detemmerman, current Executive Director of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) is retiring at the end of November 2016. Valery has a long history of support to climate and ocean science starting with the Mid-Ocean Dynamics Experiment and including TOGA, WOCE and CLIVAR. After 27 years at the Joint Planning Staff of WCRP in Geneva, she joined the ICPO as Executive Director in 2014. Please join us to wish her a good life and enjoy her new life in Spain. Valery also wants you to know that you can stay in touch with her via and you are all welcome to visit her when she gets settled in Barcelona. Meanwhile, ICPO is still seeking candidates for this position. Read more...
Other News and Announcements
2.1 2017 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program
SCOR has issued a call for applications for the 2017 SCOR Visiting Scholars Program. The purpose of the program is to encourage ocean scientists to share their expertise through teaching and mentoring in developing countries. Applications are due by 30 November 2016. SCOR will support three Visiting Scholars in 2017. Applications are welcomed from potential Visiting Scholars as well as institutions wishing to host a Visiting Scholar.  Read more...
2.2 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference
The 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference entitled "Advancing Ocean Knowledge, Fostering Sustainable Development: from the Indo-Pacific to the Globe" in Qingdao, China, 17-20 April 2017. Deadline of abstract submission is November 15, 2016Read more…
2.3 Call for Experts to Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) 
The Physics and Climate advisory panel to the Global Ocean Observing System is seeking experts to serve on the panel. Deadline is December 15, 2016. Read more…
Early Career Scientists 
3.1 Call for WCRP recommendation for the WMO Research Award for Young Scientists

The UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has opened nominations for the WMO research Award for Young Scientists. This yearly award, granted by WMO, aims to encourage young scientists, particularly in developing countries, to undertake outstanding research work in all fields of meteorology and hydrology. Read more...

3.2  Earth System Science Frontiers - an ECS perspective

An active group of the YESS community has been working on a paper describing a long-term vision for the frontiers of Earth system science paving the pathway for a holistic understanding of the Earth system. The paper is a result of the WMO-sponsored Early Career Researchers Workshop in October 2015 and focusses on four frontiers:  Read more...

Meetings and Workshops
4.1 UNFCCC Marrakech Climate Change Conference – November 2016

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. Read more…
4.2 PAGES 5th Open Science Meeting and 3rd Young Scientists Meeting

The Open Science Meeting (OSM) and the associated Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) are the premier scientific events of Past Global Changes (PAGES), a core project of Future Earth and a scientific partner of the World Climate Research Programme. The theme of the OSM and YSM is "Global Challenges for our Common Future: a paleoscience perspective."  These meetings will fully reflect the PAGES structure and themes of climate, environment and humans, the strengthening of the connections between PAGES working groups and the increasing importance of an interdisciplinary approach. Read more...

4.3 Request for Participation: Future Earth Initial Urban Research Activities

Project leads of the Future Earth Initial Urban Research Activities are seeking interested participants to attend a workshop focusing on fine-tuning content and proposal development for the upcoming Belmont Forum Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI): Food-Water-Energy Nexus call and to explore other funding sources for two projects associated with the Future Earth Livable Urban Futures (LUF) initiative: Urbanization, Food-Energy-Water Nexus Security and ExtreMe HazArd RiSKs (UNMASK) and Alternative Urban Futures within Planetary Boundaries (AUF). Read more...


4.4 3rd Blue Planet Symposium

The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years. The Symposium will address four subthemes: Read more...


4.5 The 3rd Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environment Sciences (XMAS-III)

The third iteration of Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-III), initiated by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science of Xiamen University, with the overarching theme of 'The Changing Ocean Environment: From a Multidisciplinary Perspective', will be held in Xiamen from January 9 to 11, 2017. The symposium will consist of different, interconnected sessions covering physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, and marine ecotoxicology along with workshops for emerging topics in marine environmental sciences. Read more...

Upcoming Events

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 - December 1, 2016 Paris, France
PREFACE-PIRATA-CLIVAR Tropical Atlantic Variability Conference

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

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

December 12-16, 2016 San Francisco, USA
AGU Fall Meeting

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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