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December 2016 Bulletin

CLIVAR News and Announcements

1.1 CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel will get together in Perth early 2017

The integrated meetings of IOGOOS-13, IOP-13, SIBER-7 and IRF-7 will be held in conjunction with the first meeting of the IIOE-2 Steering Committee and a special Bio-Argo workshop between Monday 30 January and Saturday 4 February 2017. The joint strategic discussions on IndOOS Review will be one of key issues. Read more...
1.2 CLIVAR participated PICES 2016 Annual Meeting

PICES, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization, has organised in San Diego, USA, its Annual Meeting themed "Celebrating the Past, Imagining the Future". This year's Annual meeting was a celebration of 25 years of PICES. During this time, PICES has achieved remarkable success in furthering our understanding of the North Pacific's natural and socioeconomic systems. Read more...
1.3 ICPO visits to marine and ocean related institutions in China

ICGPO made a series of visits to the Second Institute of Oceanography (SIO), SOA and its State Key Lab of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED) in Hangzhou, and to the Third Institute of Oceanography (TIO), SOA and Xiamen University in Xiamen within November 2016. Read more...
Other News and Announcements
2.1 IPCC calls for nominations to 'Special Report on global warming of 1.5 °C (SR1.5)'
IPCC released a call for nominations of authors to the 'Special Report on global warming of 1.5 °C (SR1.5)'. Governments and Observer Organizations are requested to submit nominations via their focal points before Sunday, 11 December 2016 (midnight CEST) using the online application. Read more...
2.2 Planetary Boundary Layers in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Ice on Earth and Moons
The program: "Planetary Boundary Layers in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Ice on Earth and Moons" has been selected by the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics (KITP). The program will run Apr 2, 2018 to Jun 22, 2018, and a description of scientific activities is below. The application deadline for visitors to the long program is Dec. 18, 2016.  Read more... 
2.3 Biogeochemical-Argo Science & Implementation Plan Published
Biogeochemical-Argo Science & Implementation Plan  has been published in October 2016 on their newly released programme website ( This document describes an implementation plan for a global network of biogeochemical sensors on Argo profiling floats, termed BiogeochemicalArgo. Read more...
2.4 WCRP works with Future Earth to organize conference on 'Cities and Climate Change'. Call for a host city!
An international conference on cities and climate change science will be held in 2018 to further develop the scientific understanding of climate change and cities, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Sustainable Development Goals. Cities interested to host it are invited to apply by January. Read more...
2.5 US CLIVAR Variations: S2S Predictability of Extreme Weather
Society needs credible and usable forecasts of extreme and hazardous events on the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) timescale, particularly as a warming climate amplifies these events. This edition of Variations aims to initiate that conversation by addressing the state of the science for using models to represent and predict extreme and hazardous events on S2S timescales. Read more...
Meetings and Workshops
4.1 5th WGNE workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models

The WCRP-JSC/CAS Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) is organizing a workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models, to be hosted by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, during 19-23 June 2017. Read more...
4.2 2017 US AMOC Science Meeting
The 2017 AMOC Science Team Meeting will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from May 23-25, 2017. The meeting will serve to identify emerging research gaps and questions, provide updates on progress within the community, and discuss future opportunities and legacy activities as the Science Team plans to wrap-up in 2020. The meeting is open to all. Abstracts are due January 13.   Read more...
4.3 2nd Brazilian Symposium on Water Waves 
Ocean waves are one of the most complex physical phenomena, but their practical significance in maritime industry and other marine applications is also hard to overestimate. The Second Brazilian Symposium on Water Waves will be organized from 13-15 March 2017, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more...

Upcoming Events

December 12-16, 2016 San Francisco, USA
AGU Fall Meeting
January 16-21, 2017 Jeju, Republic of Korea
WCRP-JNU Training School on Monsoon Variability in Changing Climate

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

Feburary 12-17, 2017 Wellington, New Zealand
International Symposium on The Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

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

April 23-28, 2017 Vienna, Austria
EGU General Assembly


May 7-9, 2017 Morillo de Tou (north of Zaragoza), Spain
3rd PAGES Young Scientists Meeting

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

May 23-25, 2017 Santa Fe, USA
2017 US AMOC Science Meeting

May 30-June 2, 2017 Busan, Republic of Korea
PICES 3rd Early Career Scientist Conference

June 6-9, 2017 Qingdao, China
18th International GHRSST Science Team Meeting (GHRSST XVIII)

June 19-23, 2017 Montreal, Canada
5th WGNE workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models

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

August 27-September 1, 2017 Cape Town, South Africa
2017 Joint IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA Assembly

October 2-6, 2017 Woods Hole, MA, USA

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