4th Open Science Symposium

Date:Oct 18, 2022    |  【 A  A  A 】

24-27 October 2022

Xiamen, China, and online 

The 4th Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (4th OSS-WPOC) will be held during October 25-27, 2022 in a hybrid format: virtually on Zoom and on-site in Xiamen, China. This symposium will provide a forum for the ocean community to exchange recent progress in the study of Western Pacific Ocean (WPO) circulation and climate, marine biogeochemistry, and ecosystem, including their inter-connection and the connection with other oceans, to address environmental challenges and promote multi- and cross-disciplinary collaborations with a view towards the goals of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

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Wenju Cai, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Title: El Nino-Southern Oscillation and its impact in a changing climate

09:25-09:50  Oct 25

Minhan Dai, Xiamen University

Title: Upper Ocean Biogeochemistry of Oligotrophic Subtropical Gyres: from Nutrient Sources to Carbon Export

09:00-09:25  Oct 25

William Dewar, Florida State University

Title: Western Boundary Current Spectra Deduced from an Ocean Ensemble

08:30-08:55  Oct 26

Arnold Gordon, Columbia University

Title: Tropical Pacific leakage into the Indian Ocean: Drivers and Consequences.

08:55-09:20  Oct 26

Shang-ping Xie, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Title: Ocean circulation change in warming climate

08:30-08:55  Oct 27

Xiaofeng Li, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Title: AI Applications in Ocean Forecast

14:00-14:25  Oct 27


Session 1: Dynamics and variability of the western boundary current (WBC)


Bo Qiu (University of Hawaii)

Sophie Cravatte (French National Research Institute for Sustained Development)

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


Janet Sprintall (Scripps Institution of Oceanography),

Shijian Hu (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Session 3: Roles of WPO circulation variability in warm pool


William Kessler (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Cong Guan (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Session 4: Impacts of WPO on regional/global climate


Fan Wang (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Jae-hak Lee (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology & GeoSystem Research Corporation)

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


Fei Chai (Xiamen University)

Weilei Wang (Xiamen University)





Kelvin Richards

University of Hawaii

Scale interactions in the western tropical Pacific and their impact on larger scale dynamics

Jianping Gan

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Puzzle of Luzon Undercurrent

I-I Lin

National Taiwan University

Change in Tropical Cyclone (TC) Translation Speed and Its Impact on TC Intensification: Climate and Weather Scale Explorations

Jae-Hun Park

Inha University

Seasonal Variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current in the Northwestern Pacific from Observation and Simulation

Lionel Gourdeau

Laboratory of Space Geophysical and Oceanographic Studies

Western Boundary Currents and scale interactions in the Solomon Sea

Zhaohui Chen

Ocean University of China

Observations of Multi-scale Oceanic Motions in the Northwestern Pacific: From Surface Waves to Eddies

Huijie Xue

Xiamen University

Characterizing the Variability of the Circulation in the Indonesian Seas

Bea Pena Molino

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

The impact of small-scale motions on the Indonesian Throughflow

Dongxiao Wang

Sun Yat-sen University & South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS

Indonesian Throughflow slowdown under global warming: Remote AMOC effect vs. regional surface forcing

Sujata Murty

University at Albany

Drivers of upper-ocean thermal and haline structure in the Indonesian Seas using proxy-model synthesis

Laura Gruenburg

Stony Brook University

ITF waters in the South Equatorial Current, and their relation to Indian Ocean thermocline variability

Agus Santoso

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Indonesian Throughflow Variability and Linkage to ENSO and IOD in Climate Models

Changming Dong

Nanjing University of information Science and Technology

Global ocean mesoscale eddy atmospheric-oceanic- biological interaction observational dataset

Sabrina Speich

Ecole Normale Supérieure of Paris

Realizing the Benefits of a more integrated and fit-for-purpose ocean observing system through co-design

Chunzai Wang

South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The western North Pacific anomalous anticyclone: A perspective from three oceans

Shayne McGregor

Monash University

Oceanic Drivers of Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability

Ming Feng

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Influences of oceanic variability in the Western Pacific on the southeast Indian Ocean and the eastern pole of the IOD

Antonietta Capotondi

NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory

Decadal Variability of the Pacific Shallow Overturning Circulation Driven by

Local Wind Forcing

Jin-Yi Yu

University of California, Irvine

The 21st-Century ENSO: Its Changing Properties, Dynamics, and Impacts

Jianping Li

Ocean University of China

Influences of tropical cyclones over the western North Pacific on El Ni?o intensity and diversity

Shoshiro Minobe

Hokkaido University

Riding on Winds: The Response of the Ascending Air Parcels in Extratropical Cyclones to the Gulf Stream

Dalin Shi

Xiamen University

Biological nitrogen fixation in the tropical western North Pacific: nutrient regulation and ocean acidification impact

To Attend 4th-OSS

The 4th OSS will be the first Hybrid meeting ever in NPOCE OSS history where participants can attend both in-person and online from all over the world, each of which needs to get registered on conference web

(Free registration for online participation)


Scientific Organizing Committee


Fan WANG -- Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Janet SPRINTALL -- Scripps Institution of Oceanography, US

Fei CHAI – Xiamen University, China


Wenju CAI, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization

Dake CHEN, Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources

Zhaohui CHEN, Ocean University of China

Sophie CRAVATTE, French National Research Institute for Sustained Development

Minhan DAI, Xiamen University

Chalapan KALUWIN, University of Papua New Guinea

William KESSLER, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Jae-Hak LEE, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology & GeoSystem Research Corporation

Akira NAGANO, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Jae-Hun PARK, Inha University

Bo QIU, University of Hawaii

Hiroaki SAITO, The University of Tokyo

Jose SANTOS, International CLIVAR Project Office

Lixin WU, Ocean University of China

Dongliang YUAN, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Local Organizing Committee

Wei-lei WANG (Xiamen University, China)

Hui ZHOU (Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)


Yixin MA (NPOCE office, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Ying HUANG (Xiamen University, China)

Hosting Organization:

Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS)

Northwestern Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate Experiment (NPOCE)

Local Organizer:

Xiamen University (XMU)

Executive Unit:

State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, XMU (MEL)


Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change (CLIVAR)

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

Chinese Society for Oceanology and Limnology (CSOL)

Pilot National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM)

Contact us



Add: No. 7 Nanhai Rd, Qingdao, 266071, China

Phone: 86-532-82898677


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