Open Call for Applications to the SOLAS SSC

SOLAS welcomes nominations to its international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for a term starting on 1st January 2023.

The SSC functions as the central decision-making body for SOLAS and sets the scientific direction and priorities with support from the SOLAS International Project Office (IPO). It reflects the broad diversity of the SOLAS community in terms of scientific expertise, geography, career stage, and gender.

SOLAS is planning to appoint four new members this year, and applications from Early Career Researchers (highest degree received within the past 10 years) are highly encouraged.

Deadline for nominations is 20 May 2022

“Exceptional” Call for SCOR Project and Working Groups Scholars

The SCOR Committee on Capacity Development has approved an exceptional call offering five scholarships of up to $2,500 each to scientists associated with current SCOR projects or working groups (WGs). The scholarship is for scientists to support travel to conduct a collaborative scientific activity (such as instrument training, collaborative sample or data collection and/or analysis, etc.) at a host institution that will result in a specific product (such as a presentation, proposal, or peer reviewed article, etc.) within their WG or project’s goals. The duration of the activity is envisioned to occur over a 1–2-week period and needs to be aligned with the Terms of Reference of the specific WG, or science plan of a project.
The application criteria, the selection criteria and the application form can be found here.
The deadline for applications is the 15 of July 2022.


Call for Early Careers to assist with the next Ocean Best Practices Workshop

The Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) is currently looking for dedicated and interested Early-Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) to assist with the upcoming OBPS workshop.

OBPS Virtual Workshop VI – Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices

Dates: 5, 6 and 19 October 2022

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2022

More information on how to apply here

Registration for 3rd African Bioacoustics Community Conference is open

Registration and abstract submission for the 3rd African Bioacoustics Community Conference are now open. The African Bioacoustics Community was initiated in March 2018. It aims to provide a networking forum for people working on all aspects of bio-acoustic research in Africa.
Dates: 2-7 October 2022
Location: Kruger National Park, South Africa

Registrations open for the “Small Pelagic Fish: New Frontiers in Science for Sustainable Management” Symposium

Date: 7-11 November, 2022

Registration and abstract submission: 22 May 2022

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

More information at:


The Symposium Scientific Program includes:

– six concurrent workshops on Day 1

– morning plenary sessions on Days 2-4 to provide overarching keynote presentations and to introduce topics of the sessions to be convened on the same day

– seven concurrent topic sessions on Days 2-5 (three sessions daily)

– evening poster sessions on Day 3

– afternoon plenary summing-up session on Day 5


Topic Sessions

S1:  Trophodynamic Processes

S2:  Life Cycle Closure: Advances in Process Understanding

S3:  Drivers and Consequences of Phenological Shifts

S4:  Responses to Climate Variability and Change at Decadal to Centennial Time Scales

S5:  Progress in Pelagic Surveys – from Biomass Estimates of Small Pelagic Fish to Monitoring Ecosystems

S6:  Reconciling Ecological Roles and Harvest Goals: Development and Testing Management Strategies to Safeguard Marine Ecosystem Services

S7:  Advancing Social-ecological Analyses and Sustainable Policies for Dependent Human Communities



W1: Application of Genetics to Small Pelagic Fish

W2: The Devil’s in the Details of Using Species Distribution Models to Inform Multispecies and Ecosystem Models

W3: Small Pelagics for Whom? Challenges and Opportunities for the Equitable Distribution of Nutritional Benefits

W4: Evaluating Inter-Sectoral Tradeoffs and Community-Level Response to Spatio-Temporal Changes in Forage Distribution and Abundance

W5: Recent Advances in the Daily Egg Production Method (DEPM): Challenges and Opportunities

W6: Small Pelagic Fish Reproductive Resilience

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.