Eleven working group proposals that have been submitted to the SCOR Secretariat for consideration at the 2016 SCOR General Meeting are available on the SCOR Web site. The 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. SCOR WG proposal reviews are due to Ed Urban, Executive Director of SCOR, by 1 August 2016.
Additional membership nominations are welcome from SCOR National Committees. This is an opportunity to involve scientists from countries participating in SCOR in our working group activities. Due to financial limitations, however, working groups may not have more than 10 Full Members (including the chair(s)), so not everyone who is nominated can be selected as a Full Member. Some individuals may be invited to serve on working groups as Associate Members, but their travel funds must come from sources other than SCOR. The primary consideration for selection as a member of a SCOR working group is the scientific expertise of the individual. Another important criterion is SCOR’s aim to ensure an appropriate international balance in all of its groups.
In order to provide comments on the SCOR WG proposals, please follow the instructions in the attached Call for Review of the WG proposals.
Below you can find the list of the 11 WG proposals. You can find more details on them on the SCOR website.
- Atmosphere-waves-current interactions and oceanic extremes (EXTREMES)
- Climate-Change Impacts of Ocean Carbon Chemistry/Synergism with Other Stressors: How can Seamount Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems respond to ASH/CSH Shoaling/Ocean Acidification? (IBDIOCC)
- Iron Model Intercomparison Project (FeMIP)
- Measuring Essential Climate Variables in Sea Ice (ECVice)
- Building a coral reef marine biodiversity observation network (CoralMBON)
- Global Assessment of Nutrient Export Through Submarine Groundwater Discharge (NExT SGD)
- The dynamic ecogeomorphic evolution of mangrove and salt marsh coastlines (DEMASCO)
- Towards strategic observatories for regional ocean-atmosphere interactions in the Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems (cOCtEAU)
- Towards the science-based jellyfish observing system (JOS)
- Eastern Boundary Upwelling Ecosystems (EBUE): inter-comparisons, variability and forecasting responses to climate and global change
- Carbon Hot Spot: Drivers and Sensitivities of Large Carbon Uptake in Western Boundary Currents