Check for some SOOS opportunities!

SOOS is calling for enthusiastic professionals to be part of SOOS leadership teams!

Various calls out now: There is still time to nominate for the SOOS SSC and DMSC, a leadership team position has opened up within SOFLUX, and ECRs have the opportunity to join either SOFLUX or OSD.

Please find our recent calls below and on our new SOOS Opportunities page:


Last Call: Open Positions on the SOOS SSC

SCOR and SCAR are welcoming nominations to join the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for terms beginning in August 2023. Nominations (including self-nominations) are due by 31 May 2023.

More information here (under the “Nominations” tab):


Early Career Position within the OSD CWG

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and SOOS are looking for an early career professional with an interest in observing system design for the Southern Ocean to join the SOOS Observing System Design (OSD) Capability Working Group (CWG) as APECS representative.

The successful applicant will participate in telecons and meetings, help to take minutes and compile notes, serve as a liaison to APECS, help to prepare newsletter items, and contribute to other activities. Apply by 2 June 2023.

More information:


Join the SOFLUX CWG Leadership Team

The Southern Ocean Fluxes (SOFLUX) Capability Working Group (CWG) is seeking passionate individuals to drive strategic activities in observing air-sea fluxes.

The SOFLUX working group focuses on coordinating in situ observations, evaluating requirements, integrating with modeling and satellite data, and fostering community communication through newsletters and webinars.

Nominate yourself or a deserving colleague by 15 July 2023.

More information here:


SOFLUX CWG Early Career Position opens soon

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and SOOS are looking for an early career scientist to join the SOOS Southern Ocean Fluxes (SOFLUX) Capability Working Group (CWG).

SOFLUX interests include fluxes of heat, fresh water, momentum, and gases. The group actively coordinates in situ observations, evaluates requirements, establishes links with modeling and satellite observations, and supports community communication through newsletters and webinars to enhance understanding of air-sea fluxes.

The successful applicant will contribute to telecons and planning discussions, help to coordinate information sharing within the SOFLUX community serving as a liaison to APECS, help to prepare newsletter items, and contribute to other steering committee activities. The call will open soon.

More information here:


DMSC Membership Call

The SOOS DMSC is inviting membership nominations of professional data management experts, who are affiliated with (inter)national data centres, networks and scientific data programmes.

In the last years the vision and support of the SOOS DMSC has revolutionised Southern Ocean data sharing through products such as SOOSmap and DueSouth/Polardex. The DMSC is also a leader in advocating for management and delivery of Southern Ocean data.

More information and how to apply here:

Early career scientist needs: Indian Ocean ECSN Survey

The International Indian Ocean Expedition II Early Career Scientist Network (IIOE-2 ECSN) is trying to gauge the needs of early careers (students, scholars, scientists) in the Indian Ocean region through an online survey that closes on 30 May, 2023.

Such action is very important, and they encourage the early-careers to fill the form.

Thanks in advance!

The survey form can be accessed through the below link:

Call for reviews of SCOR 2023 Working Group proposals

Twelve working group proposals were submitted to the SCOR Secretariat for consideration at the 2023 SCOR Annual Meeting and are available on the SCOR Web site at The SCOR Executive Committee will be very grateful for comments from SCOR National Committees, individuals, and interested organizations to assist in the review of these proposals. This is, in fact, one of the most important ways in which SCOR’s National Committees and cooperating organizations can provide input to SCOR on scientific priorities for ocean science. Instructions and a template for the review are given in the following document.

Please send your comments on these proposals to the SCOR Secretariat ( before 31st August 2023.

Announcing the SOLAS Latin American Workshop

SOLAS will hold an online Spanish workshop on Marine Biogeochemistry Research on Latin American Coastal Zones on 26 May 2023 at 14:00-17:50 UTC-4.

The workshop aims to learn about current research on coastal marine biogeochemistry in Latin America, focusing on, but not restricted to, the key biogeochemical interactions and feedback between the ocean and the atmosphere of upwelling zones.

In addition, the workshop seeks to create a Latin American community network to start collaborations under SOLAS common scientific interests that contribute to reducing spatial and temporal knowledge gaps, achieving a better understanding of biogeochemical variability, the processes that control the greenhouse gases cycling, and the system’s response to environmental stressors on a regional scale.

Likewise, with the creation of this network, it is intended to understand how this coupled ocean-atmosphere system affects and is affected by climate and environmental change to find new ways to further contribute toward constructive solutions to the concerns of society.

Registration is open and accessible to all participants:
Download the workshop’s first circular here, and feel free to disseminate it in your network.

Announcing the BioGeoSCAPES Fellows program

NSF Accelnet is supporting a new BioGeoSCAPES Fellows Program

BioGeoSCAPES is launching a Fellows program funded by the NSF AccelNet award Development of an International Network for the Study of Ocean Metabolism and Nutrient Cycles on a Changing Planet (BioGeoSCAPES). This new program will bring together an international, interdisciplinary cohort of early career (postdocs and senior graduate students) researchers working in the areas of ocean metabolism, biogeochemical cycling, biological oceanography, chemical oceanography, and marine microbiology. We encourage applicants from both experimental and modeling backgrounds.

Program goals

Develop an international community of early career BioGeoSCAPES scientists
Catalyze research collaborations among BioGeoSCAPES science disciplines
Support international collaborations and development of global BioGeoSCAPES scientist communities
Develop the next generation of leaders in ocean biogeochemistry

Each Fellow will each receive up to 5,000 USD professional development award that can be used for travel related to laboratory exchanges, courses, workshops or conferences (this award can be spent over a ~2 year period). A cohort of up to 8 Fellows will participate in monthly networking events for at least one year, as well as an in-person workshop in summer 2024.

Eligibility and Application Instructions

Postdoctoral researchers and senior graduate students from any nation who are working on BioGeoSCAPES-relevant research are eligible to apply.

Submit your application (including an abbreviated 2-page CV) by June 15.

If you cannot use Google Forms, please contact to apply.

Applications are due June 15, 2023 and will be reviewed shortly thereafter. Applicants will be informed by August, and cohort activities will begin September, 2023. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Applicant’s readiness level to benefit from professional development activities of the Fellows Program
Quality, novelty, and relevance (to BioGeoSCAPES mission) of applicant’s research activities to date
Applicant’s authentic experience and/or interest in interdisciplinary research endeavors
Applicant’s leadership experience and/or potential to help advance the BioGeoSCAPES mission


Calling all ECRs with interest in the Southern Ocean Indian Sector!

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) are looking for an early career scientist to join the leadership team of the Southern Ocean Indian Sector Regional Working Group (SOIS RWG,

Extend your CV with this exciting opportunity! Deadline to apply is 12th May.

More information:

Early Bird Registration for the SOOS Symposium 2023 still open

Come and join SOOS in Hobart, Australia, on the 14-18 August to discuss the “Southern Ocean in a Changing World”.  The Early Bird rates have been extended to the 12th May.

Be part of this milestone event for the Southern Ocean community and beyond. Register here:

SOOS will host a Symposium Dinner on August 14th at the Franklin Wharf Function Centre, where guests can network and enjoy re-nown Tasmanian produce. Franklin Wharf is just a 5-minute walk from the Symposium Venue along Hobart’s waterfront. After dinner, guests can enjoy the adjacent restaurant/bar precinct Salamanca.

Don’t forget to book your ticket: