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Deadline 6 January for self nominations.

The Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC) is a scientific expert advisory group to the Global Ocean (GOOS) and Global Climate (GCOS) Observing Systems and the World Climate Research Program (WCRP).

The 10th WESTPAC International Scientific Conference will take place from 17 to 20 April 2017 in Qingdao, China.

This Conference will offer an essential opportunity in the region for marine scientists, ocean institutions and their countries to advance marine scientific knowledge, catalyze multi- and cross-disciplinary collaborations with a view to addressing challenges that countries in this region are facing, including these in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the dedicated Goal 14 for the ocean: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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The first of three TPOS 2020's Project Level Reports is open for public review and comment through October 2016.

The GCOS Programme has prepared a new implementation plan in consultation with the global climate scientific and observing community which will be submitted to the UNFCCC for its COP 22 meeting which starts on 7 November 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco.

GCOS published its first Implementation Plan in 2004 and updated it in 2010. This 2016 plan is not an update, but a new plan taking into account the latest developments in earth observations and climate policy.  It will not be updated for 5 years, and a new plan will not be written within the next 10 years.

The new plan is now open for review and comments until 5 September, 2016. 

Read more about the Implementation Plan and comment submission process >>