The global oceanic basins feature energetic boundary currents that respond to global climate change, influence on climate, interact with coastal ocean, transport heat and water mass, and support a diversity of ecosystems. In our 2010 successful First ‘International Symposium on Boundary Current Dynamics: Its connection with open-ocean and coastal processes and responses to global climate change’ many climatologists and oceanographers congregated in Qingdao, China to synthesize understanding and discuss future research forefronts in boundary currents and coastal processes within the context of global climate changes. Significant progresses and advance have been made in the past three years, and it is time to meet and discuss the progress and advance again.

We are delighted to announce that the Second ‘International Symposium on Boundary Current Dynamics: Its connection with open-ocean, coastal processes, biophysical interactions and responses to global climate change’ will be held in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, 8-9 July, 2013, to be followed by a joint session of CLIVAR Pacific and Indian Ocean panels. A main goal of this meeting is to provide a forum for discussing the recent progress and advance. We would appreciate if you could forward the announcement to your colleagues, young scientists, and students.

Conference Site:

Guanfang Hotel Lijiang Qidian
No.966 Shangri-la Avenue, Gucheng District, Lijiang 674100, China

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 April, 2013

Hotel Reservation Deadline: 5 June, 2013


Continuing from the themes of our first symposium, the scientific questions to be addressed in this symposium will include, but not limit to:

• What are key processes that determine variability of boundary currents in the tropical-subtropical ocean basins? How do climate changes affect these processes? How does boundary current variability affect climate?

• What are the main dynamic processes that govern interactions of the marginal sea system with boundary currents and open ocean? How does climate variability affect such interactions and how physical and biological states in coastal seas respond?

• How does ocean respond to and feed back onto climate change? How to improve the decadal and longer timescale predictability of the climate system?

What are the roles of boundary currents in biogeochemical cycles and marine ecosystems?

We welcome observational, theoretical, or modeling studies of ocean dynamics, variability, and change. We look forward to seeing you in Li Jiang.