Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

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Attendees of the 2023 SCOR Annual Meeting in front of the Guayas River, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU; now the International Science Council) formed the Special Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) in 1957 to help address interdisciplinary science questions related to the ocean. SCOR was the first interdisciplinary body formed by ICSU. SCOR’s name was later changed to “Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research” to reflect its more permanent status.

SCOR is an international non-governmental non-profit organization. The SCOR Secretariat is hosted at the University of Delaware (USA) and SCOR is incorporated in the State of Maryland as a 501(c)(3) organization. Read More