SCOR 2024 Annual Meeting

Qingdao, China

Date: 16 October 2024 - 18 October 2024


Date: 16 October 2023 – 18 October 2024

The closed Executive Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 15 of October (am) and Friday 18 of October (pm)

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm China Standard time  (GMT +8)

Venue: To Be Announced

Meeting mode: hybrid –  Zoom links to be provided to remote participants

Pre-Meeting Event: Public Symposium

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

Date: 15 October 2024

Venue: To Be Announced


15 October 2024. Closed SCOR Executive Committee meeting (session 1). Open Symposium
16 October 2024. SCOR Annual Meeting Day 1: Opening, 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 infrastructural projects, affiliated organizations and capacity development activities, closing of meeting. Closed SCOR Executive Committee meeting (session 2)

Review of WG Proposals

Proposals submitted to the 2024 call for WG proposals will be discussed during the Annual Meeting. Information will be included here as it is made available.

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

The call for new working group proposals can be found here.


Tab 5 – Affiliated and Non-governmental Organizations (Part 1)

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 3 – Large-Scale Ocean Research Projects reports

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

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

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

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

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

Tab 4 – Infrastructural Projects reports

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

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

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

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

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


Tab 5 – Affiliated projects and Non-governmental Organizations (Part 2)

Affiliated projects reports

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

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


Annual Meeting DAY 3: 18 October 2024

Tab 6 – Intergovernmental and partner Organizations

Intergovernmental organizations reports

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

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

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


Partner organizations reports

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

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

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

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

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


Tab 7 – 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