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1 INTERNATIONAL CLIVAR PROJECT OFFICE NACLIM Kick-off Meeting, Barcelona, 6-8 November 2012 Roger G. Barry Director, International CLIVAR Project Office, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK

2 Outline CLIVAR International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) NACLIM activities User needs Climate services plan Dissemination

3 CLIVAR Mission The World Climate Research Programme’s project on ocean-atmosphere interactions Mission: To observe, simulate and predict changes in Earth’s climate system with a focus on ocean-atmosphere interactions, enabling better understanding of climate variability, predictability and change, to the benefit of society and the environment in which we live.

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5 CLIVAR Objectives Understand the causes of climate variability on intra-seasonal to centennial time-scales through observations, analysis, and modeling Improve predictions of climate variability and change associated with both internal and external processes Extend observational climate record through assembly of quality- controlled paleoclimatic and instrumental data sets

6 CLIVAR Organisation (historical)

7 CLIVAR STRUCTURE 2013

8 CLIVAR Achievements Atlantic Implementation Panel: Prediction of Atlantic Meridional Circulation, CMIP-5

9 CLIVAR Achievements: Decadal prediction of Atlantic SST

10 Strategy and Evolution of CLIVAR Research Challenges Intraseasonal, seasonal and interannual variability and predictability of monsoon systems Decadal variability and predictability of ocean and climate variability Extreme events in the atmosphere-ocean system Marine biophysical interactions and dynamics of upwelling systems Dynamics of regional sea level variability Capabilities Improving ocean system models Improving ocean observing systems Ocean data, synthesis and information systems Knowledge transfer and stakeholder feedback Education, capacity building and outreach

11 International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) ICPO Administrative and scientific support to CLIVAR’s panels and working groups Support to World Climate Research Programme activities Dissemination of CLIVAR results and CLIVAR-relevant information to the international scientific community Communication to decision makers, funders, and other interested parties

12 Summary of ICPO Activities Administrative and scientific support to CLIVAR panels, working groups and SSG: Meeting support Reporting Web content Endorsed projects Funding Support to World Climate Research Programme activities

13 Summary of ICPO Activities Please refer to ICPO report to SSG-19 for further details CLIVAR communications CLIVAR website CLIVAR bulletin Articles e.g. Sea Technology, Planet Earth Social media

14 Summary of ICPO Activities CLIVAR Exchanges CMIP5 special issue La Plata Basin special issue Ocean basins themed issue VAMOS special issue Africa special issue

15 ICPO Staff

16 NACLIM: User Needs Literature review Co-organisation of workshop on end-user needs (Autumn 2013) Decision makers Industry International climate science community

17 NACLIM: Climate Services Plan Workshop results Analysis Dissemination to NACLIM partners NACLIM products Dissemination of NACLIM specific information modules to climate service centres and international scientific community

18 NACLIM: Dissemination Circulate results Utilise and build on existing networks User feedback Develop channels for user feedback Analyse feedback

19 INTERNATIONAL CLIVAR PROJECT OFFICE www.clivar.org


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