Call for 2022 SCOR Visiting Scholars is open!

For more than a decade, SCOR has supported Ph.D. level ocean scientists from developed and developing countries to teach short courses and provide extended on-site education and mentor-ship at developing country institutions.
We are receiving applications for the 2022 Visiting Scholar program.
Applications will be reviewed by the SCOR Committee on Capacity Building based on the following criteria:
  • Quality and relevance of the proposal focusing on knowledge exchange and mentoring
  • A detailed working plan for the visit which should be co-developed with the host institution
  • Experience of the candidate and fit with the program (language skills, teaching/mentoring experience, subject areas requested by the institution)
  • Needs of the host institution and an estimate of how many students and/or early career scientists will benefit from the training
  • Plans by the host institution to build upon the training/mentoring received
More information about the call and the application form can be found here.
Deadline for applications: 15 December 2021
Applications should be sent to Patricia Miloslavich to:

Call for nominations to the IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee

Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR, www.imber@info) invites nominations for new members of its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for a 3-year term beginning on 1 January 2022.
IMBeR seeks nominations from individuals with the expertise to address aspects of the IMBeR Science Plan and the nine potential future science objectives, in particular with experience in one of the following:
  • Incorporating science-policy-society interactions into global, regional and local models towards sustainable ocean governance
  • Modelling the impacts of future change in oceanic systems across multiple spatial scales to inform decision making.

Deadline for applications: Monday 1 November 2021.

For more information, please contact the IMBeR International Project Office-Canada (

Call for abstracts: Special Session on Ocean observations for the SIDS – Ocean Sciences Meeting OSM 2022

The session on Ocean observations for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) at the Ocean Sciences Meeting OSM 2022 to be held in Hawaii 27 Feb to 4 March 2022 is open for abstract submission.

Please refer to the OSM 2022 website for information about the sessionsthe session chair instructions and FAQs. This will be an opportunity to show cause the importance of affordable technology, easily accessible data, and capacity development for SIDS. The session builds on the discussions held during the recent UN OCEAN Decade A Predicted Ocean Laboratories meeting from 15 to 17 Sept 2021.

The submission deadline is extended to Wednesday, September 29th at 11:59 EDT.

Call for applications to be the IMBeR SSC Chair/Co-Chairs

Open call for applications for 1 Chair or 2 Co-Chairs of the
IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee
The Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project (IMBeR, welcomes applications either from one person for the role of Chair or from two people willing to act as Co-Chairs of its international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for a term of three years beginning on 1 January 2022.
The Chair or Co-Chairs of the SSC will be responsible for the overarching leadership and future scientific direction of IMBeR including the successful completion of the scientific and capacity building objectives in the IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy 2016-2025, and the appropriate positioning of the IMBeR community to take advantage of future funding and scientific opportunities after 2025. Considering the current funding landscape, we envisage that a new IMBeR Chair would have expertise in natural sciences such as marine ecology or biogeochemistry, whereas the joint expertise of two Co-Chairs could span these natural sciences and a social / interdisciplinary science. More information on the role of the Chair or Co-Chairs of the SSC is available here.
IMBeR is looking for scientific excellence, and a high level of commitment to IMBeR’s goals, but also seeks to achieve a balance of expertise, nationality, gender, and career stage across its SSC. Applications should include a brief curriculum vitae and personal statement and be sent to the IMBeR Director, Dr. John Claydon by 1st December 2021. To be considered for a Co-Chair, applications can be submitted by separate potential Co-Chairs, or as joint applications by the potential Co-Chair team.
Informal enquiries can be directed to the current SSC Chair and Chair of the Appointments Committee, Prof. Carol Robinson.

Claudia Benitez-Nelson appointed Chair of the Ocean Studies Board

Prof. Claudia Benitez-Nelson, chair of the SCOR Capacity Development Committee has been appointed Chair of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine of the USA.

“The Ocean Studies Board explores the science, policies, and infrastructure needed to understand, manage, and conserve coastal and marine environments and resources. In addition to exercising leadership within the ocean community, the Board undertakes studies at the request of federal agencies, Congress, or other sponsors, or upon its own initiative.”

The Ocean Studies Board also serves as the U.S. National Committee for SCOR, ensuring the participation of the U.S. oceanographic research community in the meetings and planning of SCOR activities, encouraging international cooperation in ocean research.

Claudia Benitez-Nelson



SOLAS Position at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, Ireland

After being hosted by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel for 11 years, the SOLAS International Project Office (IPO) in Germany will move to the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, Ireland in late 2021.
The NUI Galway is now offering a position of Lecturer Above the Bar as:
(i) Executive Director of the new IPO for the SOLAS network at NUI Galway;
(ii) Programme Manager of a new MSc programme in Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate Interaction.
Deadline for applications: 9 September 2021 (17:00 BST).
For further information on the position and on how to apply, please follow this link.
Look under Academic Vacancies, the title is: Lecturer Above the Bar in Ocean Atmosphere Interactions,Specific purpose contract, Contract Type B.

The Southern Ocean Observing System is turning 10!

SOOS invites the community to a celebration of SOOS’ achievements of the last decade, and to hear about their plans for the next decade of supporting international efforts to observe the Southern Ocean.

Date: 1 September, 11:00 – 13:00 UTC

More information about registration and the program can be found here