SCOR 2024 Annual Meeting

Qingdao, China

Date: 16 October 2024 - 18 October 2024


Logistics Document

Please view the logistics document for information about the venue, hotel room block, invitation letters, and other meeting information.

Pre-Meeting Event: Public Symposium

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the SCOR China-Beijing National Committee.

Date: 15 October 2024

Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Qingdao


Registration for the meeting and symposium is available here.

Participants interested in attending in person are asked to register by 1 September to assist with logistical planning.


15 October 2024. Closed SCOR Executive Committee meeting (session 1). Open Symposium
16 October 2024. SCOR Annual Meeting Day 1: Opening, Reports from the Secretariat, discussion of new WG proposals
17 October 2024. SCOR Annual Meeting Day 2: Reports/updates from current SCOR Working Groups and research projects
18 October 2024. SCOR Annual Meeting Day 3: Reports/updates from partners organizations, closing of meeting. Closed SCOR Executive Committee meeting (session 2)

Note: Dates of individual presentation are subject to change depending on the availability and time zone of remote presenters.

Review of WG Proposals

Eight working group proposals were submitted for consideration for the 2024 SCOR Call for proposals. The proposals are linked below in Tab 2.1.

The call for review and the review template in editable format can be found here. We welcome reviews from national SCOR committees, partner organizations, and individuals.


Background Information and Content for Meeting

Tab 0. Agenda and Participants List

0.1. Agenda [Block and Annotated Agenda]

Annual Meeting DAY 1: 16 October 2024

Tab 1 – Opening topics

1.1. In Memoriam – Obituary for scientists involved with SCOR [Obituaries][Slides]

1.2. Report of the SCOR President [Report]

1.3. Report of SCOR Executive Director [Report][Slides]

1.4. SCOR compiled capacity development activities (SCOR Visiting Scholars, POGO-SCOR Fellowships, NSF travel support for developing countries, and others) [Report][Slides]

1.5. Report of the 2024 ad hoc Finance Committee


Tab 2 – Working Groups

Tab 2.1. New Working Group proposals

2.1.1. Data Insight through the Value of Eco-marine-robotics (DIVE) [Proposal]

2.1.2. DYNamic Approaches for assessing Marine biota responses to changing OXyscape (DynamOx) [Proposal]

2.1.3. Gas hydrates Multiple Effect in the Ocean (GasMEO) [Proposal]

2.1.4. Global Integration of Seabird Time Series (GISTS) [Proposal]

2.1.5. Towards best practices for Measuring and Archiving Stable Isotopes in Seawater (MASIS) [Proposal]

2.1.6. Global environmental risks of underwater acoustic data signalling: recommendations for a biofriendly underwater Internet of Things (SAFE-uIoT) [Proposal]

2.1.7. Oceanic Salt Intrusion into Tidal Freshwater Rivers (SALTWATER) [Proposal]

2.1.8. Bubble-mediated Air-Sea Exchange of climate-relevant and environmentally important gasses (SCORsASE) [Proposal]


Tab 3 – Affiliated organizations reports

5.4. IABO – International Association for Biological Oceanography [Report][Slides]

5.5. IAPSO – International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans [Report] [Slides]

5.6. IAMAS – International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences [Report/Slides][Slides]

Annual Meeting DAY 2:  17 October 2024

Note: Ordering of the 17 October 2024 agenda items will be dependent on time zones of presenters and not the order shown below.

Tab 2.2. Working Groups Reports

2.2.1. WG# 157. Toward a new global view of marine zooplankton biodiversity based on DNA metabarcoding and reference DNA sequence databases (MetaZooGene) [Report][Slides]

2.2.2. WG# 158. Coordinated Global Research Assessment of Seagrass System (C-GRASS) [Report][Slides]

2.2.3. WG# 160. Analysing ocean turbulence observations to quantify mixing (ATOMIX) [Report][Slides]

2.2.4. WG# 161. Respiration in the Mesopelagic Ocean (ReMO): Reconciling ecological, biogeochemical and model estimates [Report][Slides]

2.2.5. WG# 162. Developing an Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) [Report][Video]

2.2.6. WG# 163. Coupling of ocean-ice-atmosphere processes: from sea-Ice biogeochemistry to aerosols and Clouds (CIce2Clouds) [Report][Slides]

2.2.7. WG# 164. CoNCENSUS: Advancing standardisation of COastal and Nearshore demersal fish visual CENSUS techniques [Report][Video]

2.2.8. WG# 165. Mixotrophy in the Oceans – Novel Experimental designs and Tools for a new trophic paradigm (MixONET) [Report][Slides]

2.2.9 WG# 166. Developing resources for the study of Methylated Sulfur compound cycling PROcesses in the ocean (DMS-PRO) [Report][Slides]

2.2.10. WG# 167. Reducing Uncertainty in Soluble aerosol Trace Element Deposition (RUSTED) [Report][Slides]


Tab 4 – Large-Scale Ocean Research Projects reports

4.1. GEOTRACES – Marine Biogeochemical Cycles of Trace Elements and Isotopes [Report] [Annex – Regional reports][Slides]

4.2. SOLAS – Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study [Report][Slides]

4.3. IMBeR – Integrated Marine Biosphere Research [Report][Slides]

4.4. IQOE – International Quiet Ocean Experiment [Report] [Slides]

4.5. IIOE-2 – International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 [Report] [Slides]

Tab 5 – Infrastructural Projects reports

5.1. SOOS – Southern Ocean Observing System [Report][Slides]

5.2. IOCCP – International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project [Report][Slides]

5.3. COBS – Changing Ocean Biological Systems [Report][Slides]

5.4. GlobalHAB – Global Harmful Algal Blooms [Report][Slides]

5.5. JCS – Joint Committee on Seawater (IAPWS/SCOR/IAPSO) [Report][Slides]


Tab 6 – Affiliated projects

Affiliated projects reports

6.1. IOCCG – International Ocean Colour Co-ordinating Group [Report][Slides]

6.2. InterRidge – International RIDGE Studies [Report][Slides]


Annual Meeting DAY 3: 18 October 2024

Tab 7 – Intergovernmental and partner Organizations

Intergovernmental organizations reports

7.1. IOC – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission [Report][Slides]

7.2. PICES – North Pacific Marine Science Organization [Slides]

7.3. GESAMP WG 38– The atmospheric input of chemicals to the oceans [Report][Slides]


Partner organizations reports

7.4. POGO – Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans [Report][Slides]

7.5. ISC – International Science Council [ISC Annual Report][Slides]

7.6. SCAR – Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research [Report][Slides]

7.7. Future Earth and the Ocean Knowledge Action Network  [Report][Slides]

7.8. WCRP – World Climate Research Programme / CLIVAR [Report][Slides]


Tab 8 – Capacity-Development Activities

POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme [Report]

Regional Graduate Networks in Oceanography (RGNO) [Report]



Narrated presentations will be accessed through the SCOR YouTube channel

2024 Proceedings