Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate----OSS-2012

First Announcement of Open Science Symposium on

Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate

October 15-17, 2012, Qingdao, China

http://oss2012.csp.escience.cn

The Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (OSS-2012) is to be jointly organized by Northwestern Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (NPOCE) and Southwest Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (SPICE). It will be held under the auspices of WCRP/CLIVAR with financial support from some Chinese agencies and non-Chinese agencies, including IOC/WESTPAC, CSIRO, and other organizations.

The objectives of OSS-2012 is to provide a forum for oceanographers and meteorologists to exchange recent progresses and advances in their study of the Western Pacific Ocean (WPO) circulation and climate, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem, their variability, change and impact, to explore opportunities for international science collaboration, and to promote interdisciplinary study. It is an excellent opportunity for students, early career and young scientists working in the field to show-case their research, gain international exposure, and shape their  academic career directions

Topics and Scope

Symposium topics will be presented in oral and poster formats. Oral sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Prizes for the best young scientistsˇ papers presented orally will be given. Some limited financial support will be available for early career researchers and students, especially from developing countries. Topics include:

 

Western Boundary Currents (WBCs) dynamics and variability;

Interaction of WBCs with ambient circulation system (e.g., the South China Sea, ITF, Indian Ocean, extra-tropical ocean);

Roles of WPO circulation variability in warm pool and ENSO variability;

Influences of WPO on regional (e.g., monsoon, typhoon, extreme climatic events) and global climate systems and their predictability;

5. WPO's role in and impacts on carbon cycle, biogeochemical process, acidification, ecosystem, paleo-oceanography, and so on.