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ICRC-CORDEX 2016: Register now! Registration deadline 1 May 2016 15.04.2016 

CORDEX2016-IL3The International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)-CORDEX 2016 will bring together the international community involved in regional climate research focusing on high resolution climate information, and its applications to the vulnerability, impacts and adaptation community and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information. 

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GEWEX Online Video Competition for Early Career Researchers 28.04.2016
Deadline for ECR Video Competition Extended to May 3rd

Video Competition Picture-2In the context of the GEWEX workshop: Water Availability Grand Challenge for North America, 3-5 May 2016 in Columbia, Maryland USA, WCRP and GEWEX are sponsoring a video presentation competition for Early Career Researchers (ECR). For more information see the flyer.

CLIVAR Seeks Executive Director for International Project Office 22.03.2016

CLIVAR logoThe First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) invite applications for the post of Executive Director of the International CLIVAR (Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change) Project Office, based in Qingdao, China. Further details

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Science Highlights

Meeting Report: Salinity Monitoring Gives Insight into the Global Water Cycle 18.04.2016

global-ocean-salinity-NASA-Aquarius-satellite-800x600A workshop held at the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (Universität Hamburg, Germany) reviewed recent progress on salinity and freshwater research and included discussions of problems that must be solved to improve our understanding of future changes in the water cycle. Read the report.

WEBCAST: Global Climate Observation: the Road to the Future, 2-4 March 26.02.2016

GCOSGlobalClimateObsLive web streaming of the whole conference Global Climate Observation: the Road to the Future will be made available on the conference website.

Web streaming will occur for all sessions of the GCOS Science conference and the participants will have the opportunity to view a live web broadcast via the following link:

Success in Ocean Observations Jeopardized by Weak Funding 24.02.2016

Sentinel-3In this Commentary, published today in Nature Climate Change, Paul Durack and co-leaders in the ocean observation community report the hard-won successes of Argo and GO-SHIP, extremely relevant for understanding and monitoring global energy and global water budgets. Chapeau to the ocean observations community! But they also report fragile prospects for future funding of these systems. Recent events in Australia prove their point - loss of support from any key nation will threaten the entire system.

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