NPOCE SSC 2013 Meeting was held successfully in Lijiang, China on July 10

The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) meeting of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (NPOCE) program was held successfully in Lijiang, China on July 10, 2013. More than 30 scientists from China, United States, Australia, Germany, Japan, and Korea, etc., including 12 SSC members and some members of CLIVAR panels have attended the meeting. The meeting is open to all the members of CLIVAR Pacific and Indian Ocean Panels having their annual meetings concurrently at the same location. The WCRP/CLIVAR SSG co-chair Martin Visbeck, CLIVAR Pacific Panel co-chair Wenju Cai, and the chair of the Southwest Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (SPICE) program Alexandre Ganachaud have attended the meeting. The meeting was co-chaired by the NPOCE SSC chair Dunxin Hu and the CLIVAR Pacific Panel co-chair Wenju Cai.

The meeting started with an ushering of four new members to the SSC, which symbols the growth of the NPOCE program. Then, Dunxin Hu delivered a speech to summarize the research achievements of NPOCE during the calendar year of 2012-2013, followed by a projection of future work in 2014.

The members of NPOCE SSC presented their latest work in the last year, including project applications and field experiments, etc. Future operations of NPOCE, including experiment designs, mooring management, and data sharing policy, etc. are discussed openly at the meeting. The times and places of the second Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (OSS-WPOC) and the next SSC meeting were decided at the meeting. Some issues and regulations about the membership of the SSG have been approved by the meeting. The meeting has elected two vice-chairs to the SSG. They are Stephen Riser from University of Washington and Dongliang Yuan from Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.