SCOR Support

SCOR receives funds from a large number of sources, including national membership contributions, and grants and contracts from U.S. federal agencies, private foundations, and international organizations. U.S. federal sponsors of SCOR activities include the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. International support is obtained from the International Council for Science, International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The support of all of these agencies and organizations is gratefully acknowledged. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in SCOR-sponsored documents are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of SCOR's sponsors. SCOR's accounts are audited annually, in accordance with ICSU and U.S. government regulations.

National SCOR Committees pay one of five levels of dues, usually from the national academy or royal society in the nation, but sometimes by a national agency. The dues level is selected by the country, with countries with higher levels of ocean science activity usually paying a higher level of dues.

Nations applying for membership must decide on their membership category and associated dues level, and may increase or decrease their membership category over time.

Category 2016 Dues 2017 Dues 2018 Dues Member Nations
I US$2,450 US$2,520 US$2,600 Brazil, Ecuador, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey
II US$6,490 US$6,700 US$6,900 Australia, Belgium, Chile, China (Taipei), Denmark, Finland, India, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain
III US$12,730 US$13,110 US$13,500 China-Beijing, France, Italy, Korea, South Africa, Sweden
IV US$25,340 US$26,100 US$26,900 Canada, Germany, United Kingdom
V US$42,230 US$43,500 US$44,800 Japan, Russia, United States

 

 

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