SCOR Annual Meeting (Busan, Korea)

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

N 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.

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





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 [Narrated presentation]

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

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

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)

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

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

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

2.2.9. WG#155. Eastern boundary upwelling systems (EBUS): diversity, coupled dynamics and sensitivity to climate change [narrated presentation – audio only]

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

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


Tab 3 – Large-Scale Ocean Research Projects reports

3.1. GEOTRACES – Marine Biogeochemical Cycles of Trace Elements and Isotopes [Narration and slides]

3.2. SOLAS – Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study [Narrated presentation] [Presentation slides]

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

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

3.5. IIOE-2 – International Indian Ocean Expedition 2 [Narrated presentation]


Tab 4 – Infrastructural Projects reports

4.1. COBS – Changing Ocean Biological Systems [Narrated presentation]

4.2. GlobalHAB – Global Harmful Algal Blooms [Narrated presentation]

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

4.4. SOOS – Southern Ocean Observing System [Narrated presentation]

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


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 [Narrated presentation]

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 [Narrated presentation]

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

5.6. IAMAS – International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences [Narrated presentation]


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 – Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection

Partner organizations reports

6.4. POGO – Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (added on the 10th of July 2020) [Narrated presentation]

6.5. ISC – International Science Council [Presentation]

6.6. SCAR – Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

6.7. Future Earth – Ocean [Narrated presentation]

6.8. 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



2021 Proceedings