Tn 1995, SCOR developed a process for affiliation of research programs and long-term study committees with SCOR. Programs can apply for affiliation through a process described in the attached document. SCOR does not provide financial support to these programs, but affiliation may increase a program’s international visibility and access to scientists in SCOR member nations, as well as providing the benefit of SCOR advice on program committees and activities. Each affiliated program is reviewed for continued affiliation at each SCOR General Meeting.
Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder Surveys (GACS)
The Global Alliance of Continuous Plankton Recorder Surveys (GACS) was formed in 2011 and affiliated to SCOR in 2012. The goal of GACS is “to understand changes in plankton biodiversity at ocean basin scales through a global network of CPR surveys”. To meet this goal, GACS will promote the use of common standards and methodologies, identify gaps in CPR surveys and facilitate the development of new surveys, develop training and capacity building activities to share knowledge among surveys, and develop a global database of CPR resources and Web resources for data access and publicity.
International Ocean Colour Co-ordinating Group (IOCCG)
The International Ocean Colour Co-ordinating Group (IOCCG) was originally established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), following a resolution endorsed by the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). IOCCG is an international group of experts in the field of satellite ocean colour, which acts as a liaison and communication channel between users, managers, and agencies in the ocean color arena.
International RIDGE Studies (InterRidge)
InterRidge is an international and interdisciplinary initiative concerned with all aspects of mid-ocean ridges. It is designed to encourage scientific and logistical coordination, with particular focus on problems that cannot be addressed as efficiently by nations acting alone or in limited partnerships. Its activities range from dissemination of information on existing, single-institution experiments to initiation of fully multi-national projects.