Call for New Members – SOOS Scientific Steering Committee

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) invite nominations of qualified individuals to serve on the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), for terms beginning on 1 August 2023.

The full call for nominations including a description of the role, expectation of SOOS SSC members and information on how to nominate (including the SSC Nomination Form) is available via the SOOS SSC website (under the “Nominations” tab) or click here.

Nominations (including self-nominations) are due by the 31st May 2023 to the SOOS Executive Officer, Alyce Hancock (

Applications for the IMBeR ClimEco8 Summer School are now open!

Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) and its Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN), together with the host institute, ZRS-Koper, are thrilled to invite Masters and PhD students, and early career researchers from any discipline of marine science, to apply to attend its 8th ClimEco summer school. The theme of ClimEco8 is Sustaining the ocean we need for the future we want.
It will be held at the ZRS-Mediterranean Institute for Environmental Studies, in the port city of Koper in Slovenia. The aim of ClimEco8 is to help develop new marine researchers who will be at the forefront of addressing ocean challenges. We have an extraordinary group of internationally recognised experts, who will guide participants during the summer school, to develop strong theoretical and applied understanding of different marine science disciplines, and how they can be integrated to help generate solutions to the grand challenges facing the world’s oceans. In addition to lectures, each day will also include workshops and practical sessions in topics such as science communication and how to operate effectively at the science-policy-society interface, so as to influence decision-making processes and help secure the ocean we need, for the future we want. There will also be a field trip.
The summer school will be delivered in English and participants (attendees and all the lecturers) attend every session, every day for the duration of the summer school.
Participants will selected based on their marine science discipline, career status, and geographic distribution. Applications from underrepresented groups are especially welcome.
For more information about the summer school and to apply to be considered as a participant, please click here.
The deadline for applications is 10 April 2023,

Marie Alexandrine Sicre appointed Fellow of the International Science Council


Dr. Marie Alexandrine Sicre, SCOR’s Past President and member of the SCOR Executive Committee has been appointed as a 2022 Fellow of the International Science Council (ISC). The new ISC Fellows were selected for their outstanding contributions to promoting science as a global public good while considering diversity of scientific discipline, gender, geography and career stage.

Marie Alexandrine Sicre’s profile can be found here.

The list of new Fellows is available on the ISC website at this address:

SOOS Symposium 2023 “Southern Ocean in a Changing World” – Call for Abstracts and Registration


The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) invites everyone with interest in Southern Ocean science and beyond to register for the inaugural SOOS Symposium.

The SOOS Symposium 2023 “Southern Ocean in a Changing World” is taking place from 14-18 August in Hobart, Australia.

Enjoy a stimulating science program, build networks with colleagues and friends, and experience the unique charm of Tasmania.


The registration is now open. To take advantage of our early bird rates, register here until 30 April 2023.


Contributions to the symposium in form of oral or poster presentations are highly encouraged. Submit an abstract by selecting from the list of sessions until 24 March 2023.

The SOOS Symposium theme, “Southern Ocean in a Changing World”, recognizes the important role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth system. The Symposium is a forum for assessing our progress so far in providing observing systems, observations and regional programs that deliver timely and accessible information for the Southern Ocean. The Symposium is also an opportunity to address the challenges faced in providing long term observations that address policy and societal issues as well as advancing our scientific understanding of the Southern Ocean.

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SOLAS MSc programme on Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate – applications open


The newly developed structured research Master programme on Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate (MSC-OAC) will run in its 2nd round from September 2023. The programme bridges the boundaries between ocean and atmosphere and will provide students with a broad understanding of how the coupled system works, affects and is affected by climate and human activities.

The MSc is a collaborative effort between the global and interdisciplinary research project Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) and the University of Galway, Ireland. The course combines taught and research elements and is designed for students who want to develop careers in this vibrant, global, and multidisciplinary area. It involves an up to seven-month research placement in a world-leading partner organisation, participation in international workshops or summer schools, and working with renowned scientists in the respective areas. Owing relationships with major stakeholders, these placements offer students an opportunity to develop the necessary skills to continue with a PhD, work in the marine renewable energy sector, marine/atmosphere related industry settings, or nature conservancy.

More information here:

If you are interested in the MSc, please contact Dr. Jessica Gier,

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Call for nominations for the GlobalHAB Scientific Steering Committee

Call for nominations to the partial renewal of the IOC-SCOR GlobalHAB Scientific Steering Committee

Institutions and individuals are invited to:

  1. I) Express interest or nominate individuals for Chair or Vice chair of the SSC;
  2. II) Express interest or nominate individuals for members of the SSC.

The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2023.

More information here.



The 2023 Call for SCOR Working Groups is open!

The SCOR Secretariat invites proposals for new working groups to commence activities in late 2023.
Deadline for submission: 12 May 2023. 
Click here for instructions, guidelines, and a template to help prepare the proposals.
The selection of the new SCOR working groups will take place at the 2023 SCOR Annual Meeting scheduled to take place in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on 17-19 October 2023.
For more information, read the full call.

SCOR is seeking for the new Executive Director – applications open

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is seeking its next full‐time Executive Director to carry on from the current Executive Director, Dr. Patricia Miloslavich.

SCOR is an interdisciplinary committee of the International Science Council and is the leading non‐governmental organization for the promotion and coordination of international ocean science activities (‐ Thirty-three nations currently have national SCOR committees and form SCOR’s foundation. SCOR activities include (1) working groups that address focused ocean science topics, (2) large‐scale ocean research projects, (3) a variety of infrastructural activities for ocean science, and (4) capacity development in ocean science.

The duties of the SCOR Executive Director include the following:

  • Serve as the staff for the SCOR Executive Committee, SCOR Finance Committee, and SCOR Committee on Capacity Development;
  • Manage the SCOR Secretariat, raising funds from national SCOR committees, and national and international funding agencies;
  • Manage spending for SCOR activities according to the annual SCOR budget and regulations of financial sponsors;
  • Organize SCOR Annual Meetings;
  • Coordinate with national SCOR committees and partner organizations;
  • Prepare written reports for SCOR Annual Meetings and documents to publicize SCOR activities; and
  • Lead outreach activities for SCOR, including preparation of tri‐annual SCOR Newsletters, Tweets, and maintenance of the SCOR Website.


Applicants should preferably have (1) a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a field of Ocean, Earth, or Marine environmental sciences; (2) significant management experience in such a field; (3) excellent oral and written communication skills in English; (4) a record of successful grants; and (5) basic knowledge of accounting and financial management practices.

The new SCOR Executive Director will be based in United States; the SCOR Secretariat is currently located at the University of Delaware. The candidate should be either a U.S. citizen or have permission to work in the United States, having a “green card” or H1B Visa. The position requires international travel.

The starting annual salary will be competitive and will depend on qualifications, salary history, and experience of the successful applicant. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Zoom in mid-March 2023.

A cover letter of application with a curriculum vitae and the names of three references should be emailed no later than 17 of February 2023 to the SCOR Secretary, Prof. Peter Croot,

Starting date for the position is the 1 of June 2023. During the first month (June 2023), the new Executive Director will overlap with Dr. Patricia Miloslavich for training purposes.

Any queries about this post may be addressed to the SCOR President (Dr. Sinjae Yoo,, the SCOR Past-President (Dr. Marie Alexandrine Sicre, or SCOR Executive Director (Dr. Patricia Miloslavich,

ISC statement on the exclusion of women from universities in Afghanistan

Education is critical to the social, cultural and economic progress of any country and to the well being of its citizens, and the ISC is deeply saddened by the recent decision of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to ban women from participating in university-level education. The ISC is fully committed to promoting equitable access to education and participation in science in all societies irrespective of their political structure and urge the authorities of Afghanistan to reverse their decision.

Read the full statement: