Call for applications: POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship 2022

The Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) are pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2022 is now open for applications.

The deadline for applications is 8 May 2022.

The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity development, leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans, and is aimed at scientists, technicians, graduate students (preferably PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Priority is given to applicants in the early stages of their career development. The fellowship offers the opportunity to visit other oceanographic centres for a short period (1 to 3 months) for training on aspects of oceanographic observations, analyses, and interpretation. It provides financial support to cover the return airfare from the fellow’s home country to the host institution, and a contribution towards accommodation and subsistence for the period of the visit.

For more information and details on how to apply please see:

Call for Bids to Host 3rd IMBeR Open Science Conference in 2024

IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) is seeking a host for its next Open Science Conference – Future Oceans3 – which will be held in 2024. The five-day conference will be preceded by two days of workshops and will provide a focus for the integration and synthesis of IMBeR research activities with the goal of providing new understanding and quantification of the past, present and future structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems in order to develop options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability. The conference is expected to attract between 500 to 750 delegates from around the world.

Deadline for applications extended to: 1 June 2022

Further information about the call and how to apply here.


Launch of the Southern Ocean Action Plan!

The Southern Ocean Task Force is pleased to announce the Launch of the Southern Ocean Action Plan.

Form: Webinar

Date: April 12th 2022, at 12:00pm UTC

Topic: Content of the Action Plan and the future of the Southern Ocean community’s engagement in the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Through the publication of this Action Plan, the Southern Ocean Task Force aims to mobilise the Southern Ocean community and inspire all stakeholders to seek engagement and leverage opportunities to deliver innovative solutions that maintain and foster the unique conditions of the Southern Ocean. This framework provides an initial roadmap to strengthen links between science, industry and policy, as well as to encourage internationally collaborative activities in order to address existing gaps in our knowledge and data coverage.

More info at:

Summary report: stakeholder online consultation to the concept papers of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference

The summary report of the online consultation process for stakeholders with their inputs to the concept papers of the 2022 UN Ocean Conference Interactive Dialogues is now available online:
SCOR contributed to interactive dialogues #1 (addressing marine pollution – specifically on the topic of ocean sound through the International Quiet Ocean Experiment – IQOE) and #6 (Increasing scientific knowledge and developing research capacity and transfer of marine technology).

Call for abstracts! Open Science Conference on Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems (EBUS): Past, Present and Future & Second International Conference on the Humboldt Current System

The Open Science Conference on Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems (EBUS): Past, Present and Future and the Second International Conference on the Humboldt Current System are planned for September 19 – 23 in Lima, Peru. Although the conference aims to be in-person, options for virtual participation will be provided.

The meeting will bring together PhD students, early career scientists and world experts to understand, review, and synthesize what is known about dynamics, sensitivity, vulnerability and resilience of Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems and their living resources to climate variability, change and extreme events.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 April 2022



SOOS is looking for a new data officer!

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is a successful international initiative with the mission to facilitate the collection and delivery of Southern Ocean data to all international stakeholders, through design, advocacy, and implementation of cost-effective observing and data delivery systems.
This is your chance to be part of our great International Project Office team based at IMAS, Hobart. Your task will be to lead efforts in building the community and data systems needed to make Southern Ocean observational data more FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).
Apply here

OASIS WG webinar: Best Practices for Observing Air-sea Carbon Dioxide Fluxes

The Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) is a United Nations (UN) Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development programme, led by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group #162.

The next OASIS webinar:  “Best practices for observing air-sea carbon dioxide fluxes”

Date: Wednesday, 30th March at 15.00 UTC.

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This webinar will take the form of a panel discussion covering the existing standards of CO2 flux measurement, ongoing research and organizational efforts, and future needs. The 1-hour webinar, organized by the Best Practices and Interoperability Experiments theme team, will also give audience members a chance to ask questions.

Multiple Ocean Stressors: A scientific summary for policy makers

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO has published a scientific summary for policy makers to help understand how multiple stressors alter marine ecosystems at all locations and how marine life is essential for a healthy, resilient, predictable – sustainable ocean.

This Scientific Summary on Multiple Ocean Stressors for Policy Makers offers a framework for all concerned stakeholders to understand and discuss all types of ocean stressors. This document will help coordinate action to better understand how multiple stressors interact and how the cumulative pressures they cause can be tackled and managed. It is also a call to action underlining the urgency to understand, model and manage multiple ocean stressors now.

The document is a contribution from the SCOR project Changing Ocean Biological Systems (COBS) and edited by COBS members Philippe Boyle and Sam Dupont along with Kirsten Isensee of IOC/UNESCO.

Access the full document here.


Bridging knowledge systems: Scientific and Inuit knowledge of the ocean and sea ice

The 2022 Tour Speaker of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) and the Canadian National Committee for SCOR (CNC-SCOR) will be Dr. Eric Oliver from the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University.

Theme: Bridging knowledge systems: Scientific and Inuit knowledge of the ocean and sea ice.

Date: 17 March, 12:00 pm ET (Canada)

To read the abstract and register for the Zoom link, please click here.