SCOR 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)


Date: 26 October 2021 - 28 October 2021


The closed Executive Committee meeting will take place on the Monday 25 of October and the Friday  29 of October.


Registration is now open. Please register here

Logistical Information

Dates: 26-28 October 2021

Time: 7:00-10:00 am (EDT) / 11:00-14:00 (UTC)

Meeting platform: Zoom – links to be provided to registrants


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

Review of WG Proposals

2021 Call for Working Group 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 are 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

Tab 0. Agenda and Participants List

0.1. Agenda [Block Agenda] [Annotated Agenda]

0.2. Participants – to be uploaded after all registrations are completed

DAY 1: 26 October 2021 (Synthesis slides Day 1)

Tab 1 – Opening topics

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

1.2. Report of the SCOR President [Report]

1.3. Report of SCOR Executive Director [Report][Narrated presentation]

1.4. Report of the 2021 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 (Synthesis slides Day 2)

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][Slides]

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

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

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

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] [Slides]

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

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 [Report]

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

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] [Slides] [Narrated presentation]

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

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] [Narrated presentation]

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

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

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


Tab 3 – Large-Scale Ocean Research Projects reports

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

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

3.3. IMBeR – Integrated Marine Biosphere Research [Report] [Narrated presentation]

3.4. IQOE – International Quiet Ocean Experiment [Report] [Narrated presentation]

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


DAY 3: 28 October 2021 (Synthesis slides Day 3, Part A, Part B)

Tab 4 – Infrastructural Projects reports

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

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

4.3. COBS – Changing Ocean Biological Systems [Report] [Narrated presentation]

4.4. GlobalHAB – Global Harmful Algal Blooms [Report] [Narrated presentation]

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

Tab 5 – Affiliated projects and Non-governmental Organizations

Affiliated projects reports

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

5.2. InterRidge – International RIDGE Studies [Report]

5.3. GACS – Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorders [Narrated presentation]

Affiliated organizations reports

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

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] [Narrated presentation]


Tab 6 – Intergovernmental and partner Organizations

Intergovernmental organizations reports

6.1. IOC – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission [Report]

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

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 [Report] [Presentation]

6.5. ISC – International Science Council [ISC 2020 Annual Report]

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

6.7. Future Earth – Ocean / Ocean KAN – Ocean Knowledge Action Network [Report]

6.8. WCRP – World Climate Research Programme [Report]


Tab 7 – Capacity-Development Activities

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

POGO-SCOR Fellowship Programme [Report], Regional Graduate Networks in Oceanography (RGNO) [Report]


Tab 8 – SCOR Organization and Finance

The SCOR 2021 Finance Committee is composed by Ilka Peeken (Germany), Peter Croot (Ireland), Naomi Harada (Japan), and Nuria Casacuberta (Switzerland).

Tab 9 – SCOR-Related Meetings


Narrated presentations can also be accessed through the SCOR YouTube channel


2021 Proceedings


2021 Proceedings