1. UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate
The UNESCO/IOC Regional Training and Research Center on Ocean Dynamics and Climate (hereinafter referred to as “ODC Center”) was officially established through one Agreement signed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and the host institute, the First Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (FIO, SOA) of China, at the Eighth Intergovernmental Session of UNESCO/IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC-VIII) in Bali, Indonesia on May 11, 2010.
Training Course on Development of Coupled Regional Ocean Models,
Qingdao, China, 12-23 June 2017

2. International Forum on the Role of the Oceans in Multidecadal Climate Variability
Beijing, China . September 21-22, 2013

It is well established that the global mean temperature rose rapidly during the late 20th century. Yet despite the addition of over 100 billion tons of carbon dioxide over the first decade of the 21st century, the rate of global mean temperature rise has been much smaller during this period. If the current trend continues at the same rate as in the past decade, the temperature rise will soon deviate beyond the 95% confidence limit of the ensemble mean from the collection of the most sophisticated climate models used in IPCC assessment, as shown in the figure. The mismatch between the accelerating rate of rise of greenhouse emission and the apparent lack of an instantaneous global mean temperature response poses a puzzling scientific question with urgent policy implications. Of all the potential causes of the current hiatus in the warming, the ocean is the most likely culprit. Yet, the ocean, with its great depth and enormous heat capacity, is among the least understood components of the climate system. Observational data seem to suggest that the oceans indeed exhibit robust decadal to multi-decadal scale oscillatory variations but the physical processes that come into play in creating them are elusive. In order to make reliable prediction of the future climate variations, we need to understand these crucial processes. We hope that by convening this Forum, we will be able discuss the issues, formulate possible scientific programs and suggest future actions needed to address this pressing problem.
3. CLIVAR/WCRP Workshop on Decadal and Multi-decadal Variability in Pacific and Indian Ocean
----The Ocean's Role in Global Climate Change

This workshop will try to pool our knowledge on the decadal and multi-decadal variability of global ocean and climate, with the focus on that of Pacific and Indian Ocean, by investigating its governing dynamics and mechanisms, and assessing its impacts on the climate change on the other time scales. The main objects of the workshop are to estimate and identify the main issues to improve the predictability of decadal and multi-decadal variability with current observation and simulation systems, and potentially provide information in the decision-making process.
4. 3rd International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO-2011)
The IWMO evolves from the POM users group meetings, but it is open to the ocean modeling community at large. The 3rd-IWMO (2011) solicits abstracts for presentations at the workshop on all aspects of ocean and coupled air-wave-sea, ice and current-sediment modeling: processes, analysis and prediction. The earth system is inter-connected on a broad range of temporal and spatial scales, and we welcome coastal, regional and basin-scale studies, as well as interdisciplinary topics. As in the past workshops, we particularly encourage participations from young scientists - graduate students and postdocs, and will again host the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards competition. Papers presented at the workshop will be eligible for submissions to the IWMO-3 Special Issue to be published by Ocean Dynamics Journal.