SCOR 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)

Date: 25 October 2021 - 29 October 2021

Materials for Meeting

Block and Annotated Agenda
2021 Call for Working Group Proposals
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Logistical Information



26th October 2021. Session 1: Opening, discussion of new WG proposals
27th October 2021. Session 2: Reports/updates from current SCOR Working Groups and projects
28th October 2021. Session 3: Reports/updates from affiliated organizations and capacity development activities, closing of meeting

Call for Review of WG Proposals

Five SCOR working group proposals were submitted for consideration for the 2021 SCOR Call for proposals. The proposals are available in the links below in Tab 2.1.

Instructions for reviewing the proposals is available here. We welcome reviews from national SCOR committees, partner organizations, and individuals.

The review template in editable format can be found here.

Background Information and content for Meeting

Table of contents

Tab 0. Agenda and Participants List

0.1. Agenda

0.2. Participants

DAY 1: 26 October 2021

Tab 1 – Opening topics

1.1. In Memoriam – Obituary for scientists involved with SCOR

1.2. Report of the SCOR President

1.3. Report of SCOR Executive Director

1.4. Appointment of ad hoc Finance Committee


Tab 2 – Working Groups

Tab 2.1. New Working Group proposals

2.1.1. Coupling of ocean-ice-atmosphere processes: from sea-Ice biogeochemistry to aerosols and Clouds (CIce2Clouds)

2.1.2. Harnessing global pELagic FISH biochemical data to address Sustainability challenges under climate change scenarios (ELFISH)

2.1.3. Advancing standardisation of COastal and Nearshore demersal fish visual CENSUS techniques (CoNCENSUS)

2.1.4. Mixotrophy in the Oceans – Novel Experimental designs and Tools for a new trophic paradigm (MixONET)

2.1.5. From the Ocean to the Lab to the Ocean: best practices for ecologically sound inferences in fluctuating habitats (OLO)

DAY 2: 27 October 2021

Tab 2.2. Working Groups Reports

2.2.1. WG#143. Dissolved N2O and CH4 measurements: Working towards a global network of ocean time series measurements of N2O and CH4 [Report]

2.2.2. WG#145. Modelling Chemical Speciation in Seawater to Meet 21st Century Needs (MARCHEMSPEC) [Report]

2.2.3. WG#148. International Quality Controlled Ocean Database: Subsurface temperature profiles (IQuOD) [Report]

2.2.4. WG#150. Translation of Optical Measurements into particle Content, Aggregation & Transfer (TOMCAT)

2.2.5. WG#151. Iron Model Intercomparison Project (FeMIP) [Report]

2.2.6. WG#152. Measuring Essential Climate Variables in Sea Ice (ECV-Ice) [Report]

2.2.7. WG#153. Floating Litter and its Oceanic TranSport Analysis and Modelling (FLOTSAM) [Report]

2.2.8. WG#154. Integration of Plankton-Observing Sensor Systems to Existing Global Sampling Programs (P-OBS) [Report]

2.2.9. WG#155. Eastern boundary upwelling systems (EBUS): diversity, coupled dynamics and sensitivity to climate change

2.2.10. WG#156. Active Chlorophyll fluorescence for autonomous measurements of global marine primary productivity [Report]

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

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

2.2.13. WG#159. Roadmap for a Standardised Global Approach to Deep-Sea Biology for the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (DeepSeaDecade) [Report]

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

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

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


Tab 3 – Large-Scale Ocean Research Projects reports

3.1. GEOTRACES – Marine Biogeochemical Cycles of Trace Elements and Isotopes [Report] [Annex: regional activities]

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

3.3. IMBeR – Integrated Marine Biosphere Research

3.4. IQOE – International Quiet Ocean Experiment

3.5. IIOE-2 – International Indian Ocean Expedition 2


Tab 4 – Infrastructural Projects reports

4.1. COBS – Changing Ocean Biological Systems

4.2. GlobalHAB – Global Harmful Algal Blooms [Report]

4.3. IOCCP – International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project [Report]

4.4. SOOS – Southern Ocean Observing System

4.5. JCS – Joint Committee on Seawater (IAPWS/SCOR/IAPSO)


DAY 3: 28 October 2021

Tab 5 – Affiliated projects and Non-governmental Organizations

Affiliated projects reports

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

5.2. InterRidge – International RIDGE Studies

5.3. GACS – Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorders

Affiliated organizations reports

5.4. IABO – International Association for Biological Oceanography

5.5. IAPSO – International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans

5.6. IAMAS – International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences


Tab 6 – Intergovernmental and partner Organizations

Intergovernmental organizations reports

6.1. IOC – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

6.2. PICES – North Pacific Marine Science Organization

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

Partner organizations reports

6.4. POGO – Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans

6.5. ISC – International Science Council

6.6. SCAR – Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

6.7. Future Earth – Ocean

6.8. Ocean KAN – Ocean Knowledge Action Network

6.9. WCRP – World Climate Research Programme


Tab 7 – Capacity-Building Activities report

Compiled capacity building activities (SCOR Visiting Scholars, POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowships, NSF travel support for developing countries, and others)


Tab 8 – SCOR Organization and Finance

Tab 9 – SCOR-Related Meetings



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