Clivar: Charting the course for climate and ocean research

               18 and 24-25 September 2016 – CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium

                        18 September 2016 – Regional Stakeholder Forum

                        19-23 September 2016 – CLIVAR Open Science Conference

The Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM) in China hosted the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)’s CLIVAR Open Science Conference “Charting the course for climate and ocean research”. The Open Science Conference, and the associated Early Career Symposium and Regional Stakeholder Forum brought together prominent international scientists and the future generation of scientific leaders.

 Alice Grimm, Dirceu Herdies, Pablo Spennemann, Joao Gerd Z. de Mattos and María Inés Carabajal participated in the event where the collective voice and expertise of the international climate community discussed and contributed to shape the international research agenda on the coupled ocean-atmosphere system. The World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Core Project on Climate and Ocean – CLIVAR - invited the international climate community to review the state of the science, to prioritize international research plans and to initiate new collaborations.

Dirceu Herdies and  Joao Gerd Z. de Mattos

Joao Gerd Z. de Mattos

María Inés Carabajal

Pablo Spennemann,  María Inés Carabajal and Joao Gerd Z. de Mattos

Dirceu Herdies, María Inés Carabajal and Joao Gerd Z. de Mattos

 A wide collection of scientists who work in this important area reviewed progress toward improved understanding of the dynamics, the interaction, and the predictability of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system.

The objectives of the CLIVAR Open Science Conference were to:

  •  Shape ideas to meet emerging ocean and climate science challenges
  •  Engage with the future generation of climate scientists
  •  Identify key climate research and stakeholder issues
  •  Develop and strengthen collaborations across nations, disciplines and age groups and promote integrative studies

In addition to the Conference,  two other events targeted specific audiences: the CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium, a 3 day programme, designed by and for Early Career Scientists; and the Regional Stakeholder Forum, a one day event bringing together CLIVAR scientists and practitioners who have an interest in climate science to exchange ideas, outline requirements and discuss future collaborations with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.