Five working group proposals that have been submitted to the SCOR Secretariat for consideration at the 2017 SCOR Annual 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, before 1 August 2017.
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 5 WG proposals. You can find more details on them on the SCOR website.
- Integration of Plankton-Observing Sensor Systems to Existing Global Sampling Programs (P-OBS)
- Eastern boundary upwelling systems (EBUS): diversity, coupled dynamics and sensitivity to climate change
- International Network for the Study of How Organisms Respond to Environmental change (INSHORE)
- Expanding Regional Application of Dynamic Ocean Management (ERADOM)
- Floating Litter and its Oceanic TranSport Analysis and Modelling (FLOTSAM)