Bo Qiu is a Professor at the Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii at Manoa. He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Physical Oceanography from Kyoto University. His scientific interests include large-scale ocean circulation variability, midlatitude air-sea interaction, geophysical fluid dynamics, and satellite oceanography. He has published more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed journals and was a contributing author to both IPCC 4th and 5th Assessment Reports. Prof. Qiu was a recipient of the Okada Prize from the Oceanographic Society of Japan, as well as the New Investigators Award from NASA's Mission to Planet Earth Program. He currently serves as a member of the US Argo Implementation Panel, the International CLIVAR NPOCE Program Science Steering Committee, the Pacific Asian Marginal Seas (PAMS) Program Science Steering Committee, and the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS) 2020 WesternPacific Task Team.