Save the date: SOOS Symposium “Southern Ocean in a Changing World”

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Symposium, “Southern Ocean in a Changing World”, will consist of plenary presentations, parallel sessions and workshops. These will be focused around several topics as described in the flyer and incorporate a wide spectrum of Southern Ocean research.

Date: 14-18 August, 2023

Location: Hobart, Australia

Applications Open for the IOCCG Trevor Platt Memorial Scholarship

The inaugural award of the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Trevor Platt Memorial Scholarship is now open for applications. The scholarship is established in memory of the late Trevor Platt, and aims to provide students and early career scientists from developing countries with the opportunity to gain valuable training and experience in ocean and in-land water remote sensing and applications.

Applications open: 8 August 2022

Applications close: 11 November 2022

Awards announced by February 2023

To read more about the scholarship requirements and to apply:

IOCCG Trevor Platt Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Diana Ruiz Pino appointed the new chair of the IMBeR Scientific Steering Committee

Dr. Diana Ruiz Pino (Colombia/France) from Sorbonne Université in Paris, has been appointed the new chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of SCOR’s research project IMBeR, the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research.

Research interests of Dr. Ruiz Pino are ocean carbon and oxygen biogeochemical cycles and climate change. She replaces former chair Carol Robinson from the University of East Anglia in the UK.

You can watch an introductory video of Dr. Ruiz Pino’s research activities and interests in French and English here.

Welcome to Diana and thank you Carol for all your outstanding dedication to progress IMBeR!


Marie-Alexandrine Sicre awarded the Emile Girardeau 2022 of the Académie de Marine, France

Le vendredi 17 juin s’est déroulé la cérémonie des remise de prix de l’Académie de Marine à école militaire à l’amphithéatre de Bourcet.

Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Past SCOR President, and Vice-chair of the Executive Council of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, was awarded the prize Emile Girardeau 2022 of the Académie de Marine, France, during a solemn ceremony under the presidency of Mr. Daniel Rondeau of the French Academy, at Ecole Militaire de Paris, on June 17, 2022.

The Emile Girardeau award is intended to reward or encourage work and research of a scientific nature, in its broadest sense.

More information about the Académie de Marine awards can be found here


SCOR events at the UN Ocean Conference – recordings available!

A comprehensive synthesis can be read in this article by Elizabeth Claire Alberts:

The final political declaration signed by the Heads of State and Government and high-level representatives that met in Lisbon for the UN Ocean Conference 2022 can be found at:

Call for nominations to the Scientific Steering Committee of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)

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 October 2022.

SOOS SSC members are selected for their scientific excellence and standing in a field of Southern Ocean science that is relevant to at least one of the SOOS Science Themes or Foundational Capabilities in the SOOS Science and Implementation Plan (2021-2025), and connection to, and representation of a SOOS-relevant community or program.

The SOOS SSC is responsible for guiding and advocating for the implementation of SOOS, in alignment with the SOOS Science and Implementation Plan (2021-2025). The SSC members are expected to commit the time and interest required to actively engage in SOOS activities. The SSC meets annually in-person and virtually two to three times a year. SSC members also engage in SOOS working groups, capability groups and task teams, as appropriate. In some instances, SSC members will be invited to represent SOOS at scientific meetings, usually on an opportunistic basis. For a full description of the role of the SSC and expectation of SSC members, please see the SOOS Governance Terms of Reference.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should include the following information:
• Completed Nominee Details Form
• Nomination letter highlighting interest and intended contribution to SOOS
• Two seconding letters in support of the nomination that highlight nominee’s interest and contribution to SOOS
• CV (3 pages maximum including 5 highlighted publications)
and be submitted to the SOOS Executive Officer, Alyce Hancock (, by 31 July 2022.

More information  here

Call for applications for an Early-Career Scientist (ECS) to join the SCOR Executive Committee is open!

The 2022 call for applications for an Early-Career Scientist (ECS) to join the SCOR Executive Committee is open.The ECS in the SCOR Executive Committee will help reaching out to the broader early-career community and get it involved into SCOR activities.
Position Description: The early-career scientist will have the same responsibilities as other SCOR Executive Committee members (see with a term of appointment of two years to start in October 2022.
Requirements: Applicants should be no more than 10 years from PhD not counting time for family leaves, and should be affiliated to an ocean science organization, institution, or government agency. Applicants should have good communication skills in English, both speaking and writing. Candidates from developing countries are encouraged to apply.
More information about the position and application instructions can be found here.
Deadline for submission of applications: 26 August 2022.
Please email the completed application form and requested documents to the SCOR Secretariat (

Scientific and Technological Community Major Group Position Paper for the 2022 High-level Political Forum

The Scientific and Technological Community Major Group, jointly facilitated by the International Science Council and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), submitted a position paper for the upcoming 2022 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which will be held on 5-15 July. The theme of the HLPF this year is “Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Members of the SCOR Executive contributed to the drafting of the position paper.

Please access the position paper at the following link:

New SOLAS Master Programme on Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate at NUI Galway, Ireland

The Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere (SOLAS) project is pleased to announce a new Master of Science (MSc) programme on Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate in collaboration with the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, Ireland.
The MSc course bridges the boundaries between ocean and atmosphere and provides graduates with a broad understanding of how this coupled system works, affects and is affected by climate and human activities.

The application is now open for the academic term starting in September 2022.

More information here.