CLImate VARiability (CLIVAR)
CLIVAR is an international research programme addressing many issues of natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change. It seeks to better understand and predict our climate in order to take precautions and to reduce impacts of climate variability and change on our planet.
As part of its activities, CLIVAR is continuing some of the functions of what was formerly known as the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), in particular
ISDM continues to act as DAC for these two programmes as it did under WOCE. With its DAC partners,ISDMassembles, processes, quality controls, and distributes large volumes and a variety of data.ISDMcontinues to undertake these commitments because software systems and expertise for drifting buoys and real time ocean profile data are already available through its RNODC and GTSPP activities.