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30 ST | January 2018 www.sea-technology.com the scientific climate community faces at the moment and highlighted the need for international science col- laboration. In the past, CLIVAR also organized several summer schools. In 2018, CLIVAR plans to continue this tradi- tion by offering a summer school on "Past, Present and Future Sea Level Changes," in cooperation with FIO. The objective is to provide early-career scientists and engi- neers specializing in sea level research with an update in observations, knowledge and understanding for the study of global and regional sea level change and their impacts in coastal areas. This summer school will cover a wide range of physical processes contributing to sea level change, from observations to modeling of the main physical processes of global and regional sea level rise and variability. In addition, there is a focus on impact studies in coastal areas. These events will certainly help in passing on the en- thusiasm for CLIVAR and its science to the next gener- ation, whose excitement is a promise for a very bright future. International cooperation of the type that CLIVAR fosters will continue to be indispensable to developing the human capacity and infrastructure that underpins all major scientific breakthroughs and will help society be better prepared to face the great challenges that climate change presents. ST Review&Forecast Empowering NATO's Technological Edge In the Naval Domain By Dr. Thomas H. Killion NATO Chief Scientist Nico Pos Strategic Science and Technology Plans NATO Science and Technology Organization I nstabilities in regions close to NATO territory are like- ly to remain significant for many years to come. All indications are that the Al- liance will experience in- creasing pressure as it exe- cutes its role in helping to maintain the world's strate- gic balance. Global trends such as demographic and economic shifts, increas- ingly rapid technological advances and proliferation, pressure on scarce resources and the changing nature of conflict portend a complex geopolitical and operation- al environment for future NATO actions. Maintaining the edge in defense and security will will almost certainly commit the world to several meters of sea-level rise in the next few centuries." International Conference on ENSO For the third year in a row, CLIVAR will be involved in the organization of a large scientific event. In coop- eration with the International Research Centre on El Niño (CIIFEN), CLIVAR will organize the IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a Warmer Climate, to be held October 2018 in Guaya- quil, Ecuador. The goal of this conference is to review the progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on exam- ining the range of ENSO "flavors" (especially in regard to the longitudinal variations of warming), assessing the existence of possible and distinct precursors to the dif- ferent flavors, and examining how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive the different ENSO flavors and impact their predictability would vary in a warming world. We expect around 300 scientists from around the globe. CLIVAR Activities for Early-Career Scientists CLIVAR is very keen on engaging the future genera- tion of climate scientists. Jointly with the OSC in 2016, CLIVAR successfully organized an Early Career Scientists Symposium (ECSS), hosted by China's First Institute of Oceanography (SOA/FIO). More than 120 students and early-career scientists participated in the symposium. Participants discussed the key research challenges that Highest capacity, reliability, safety Your power source for subsea, AUV, ROV A d d e d Va l u e Customizing and personal support Longest lifetime Simplest operation on board 2 Los Gatos OA-ICOS & LI-COR ® NDIR info@subctech.com www.gosubsea.com SubCtech GmbH www.subctech.com p CO 2 Analyzer OceanPack™ (FerryBox) Subsea Inspection Vehicle Batteries Battery Systems

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