1st Announcement of 4th NPOCE Open Science Symposium
March 31,2022

The series of Open Science Symposium (OSS) on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (WPOC) were successfully held in 2012 in Qingdao, China (200+ participants), 2015 in Busan, Korea (100+ participants), and 2018 in Qingdao, China (300+ participants). The WPOC OSS has been an important conference among the western Pacific Ocean circulation and climate research community and beyond.

The 4th Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (4th OSS-2022) will be held from October 25-27, 2022 in a hybrid format, virtually on Zoom and on-site in Xiamen, China. This will provide a forum for oceanographers, meteorologists and climate scientists to exchange recent progresses in their study of the WPO circulation and climate and its generality/difference with other oceans, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem, their variability, changes and impacts, to explore opportunities for international scientific collaboration, and to promote inter-disciplinary study in the WPO. This meeting aims to serve as a platform for exchanging of latest progress and achievement on western Pacific Ocean dynamics and its climate effects, and provides a broader perspective on physical dynamics of the ENSO cycle, warm pool etc., especially for early-career scientists.

Scientific Organizing Committee

Fan WANG (IOCAS, China, co-chair)

Janet SPRINTALL (SCRIPPS, US, co-chair)

Fei CHAI (SIO, MNR, China, co-chair)

Local Organizing Committee

Wei-lei WANG (XMU, China, co-chair)

Hui ZHOU (IOCAS, China, co-chair)


Symposium topics will be presented in oral and poster formats. Topics include:

Session 1: Dynamics and variability of the Pacific Western Boundary Currents

Session 2: Interaction between the WPO and the Indian Ocean through the ITF

Session 3: Roles of WPO circulation variability in warm pool

Session 4: Influences of WPO on regional/global climate and ecology

Session 5: WPO’s role in the variability of biogeochemical processes

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