The UK SCOR Committee is looking for members, including early career representatives. Please find more information on how to apply here: Vacancies – MASTS.
United Kingdom SCOR committee – call for members
The Scientific Committee on Ocean Research (SCOR) was founded in 1957 to address interdisciplinary questions related to the ocean, with more than 2,300 individuals involved in SCOR activities to date. SCOR has had a specific focus on supporting ‘working groups’ of international scientists that are established in response to proposals from the scientific community. SCOR also sponsors international ocean science programmes, including GEOTRACES, IMBeR and SOLAS, as well as dedicating funds to support capacity building. For more details see: www.scor-int.org
By number of individuals, UK scientists make the second largest contribution to SCOR science, but the Challenger Society would like to improve the ability of the UK SCOR committee to both represent and engage with the UK ocean science community. To do that, a stand-alone UK SCOR committee will be formed that reports to the Council of the Challenger Society. The UK SCOR committee will meet twice a year, once to review and rank working group proposals and once to discuss plans and priorities for UK ocean science engagement with SCOR. It is proposed that the committee would number 5 people, of which two must be early career scientists (https://www.challenger-society.org.uk/ecr_definition): a chair, co-chair and three ordinary members.
Participating in this committee would provide the opportunity to play a key role in international ocean science. Members will be able to engage at a high level with the key strategic issues facing scientists nationally and internationally, and develop leadership opportunities.