SOLAS update

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019: Registration, abstract submission, and discussion session submission is NOW OPEN!!

See the conference website for plenary sessions and further details about the conference.


SOLAS National Reports 2017 NOW ONLINE
  • A PDF including the 22 received national reports is available for download here.
  • Individual reports and contact information of SOLAS national representatives are available here.
  • More reports are expected and will be available online as they come in.
Please contact the SOLAS IPO if your country has no SOLAS national representative yet, but you are interested in highlighting SOLAS research and share it with the SOLAS community.

Welcome Yuzo Miyazaki as the new Japanese National Representative

SOLAS welcomes Yuzo Miyazaki as the new national representative of Japan. Yuko is a associate professor from Hokkaido University. He investigates the origins and formation mechanisms of atmospheric organic aerosols from natural sources (both marine and terrestrial) and their biogeochemical interactions.

At the same time, SOLAS sincerely thanks Mitsuo Uematsu for having initiated this network and run it. SOLAS also thanks Jun Nishioka for being the acting national representative of Japan in 2017.
Yuzo Miyazaki

SOLAS at the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans (ECCWO)

Put knowledge together. (c) Véronique Garçon

SOLAS co-sponsored the ECCWO which took place from June 4th to 8th 2018 in Washington DC, USA. Véronique Garçon, who participated in the ECCWO as SOLAS representative, served as symposium convener and gave an invited talk in session 7 "Eastern Boundary upwelling systems: diversity, coupled dynamics and sensitivity to climate change".
An event report will follow on the session.

Upcoming deadlines

  • PICES 2018 Annual Meeting session 10 on Ocean acidification and deoxygenation and their impact on ocean ecosystems: Synthesis and next steps, 25 October-4 November 2018, Yokohama, Japan. Submit an abstract by 15 June 2018 here.
  • The European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) call for feedback on the draft EOOS strategy and implementation plan 2018-2022. Submit your feedback by 15 June 2018 here.
  • Nominate candidates for EGU awards and medals by 15 June 2018. Details here.
  • Call for expert reviewer for the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Register by 22 June 2018 here.
  • Frontiers Research Topics: We Shed Light: Optical Insights into the Biological Carbon Pump. Submit a manuscript abstract by 29 June 2018 here.
  • Call for external review of the second order drafts of chapters and the first draft of the Summary for Policymakers of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Register and review by 29 June 2018. Details here.
  • The 1st Advanced Zooplankton Course, 22 October-2 November 2018, Naples, Italy. Apply by 30 June 2018. Details here.
  • Call for a new host for the IMBeR International Project Office. Submit an expression of interest by 30 June 2018. Details here.
  • The 4th CLIOTOP Symposium on Oceanic Biodiversity under Climate Change, 15-19 October 2018, Keelung, Taiwan. Submit an abstract by 30 June 2018 here.
  • São Paulo School of Advanced Methane Science, 16-26 October 2018, Ilhabela, Brazil. Apply by 30 June 2018 here.


  • Scientific diving summer school, 19-27 September 2018, Aeolian Archipelago, Italy. Apply by 2 July 2018. More information here.
  • Ocean Salinity Science Conference, 6-9 November 2018, Paris, France. Submit an abstract by 6 July 2018 here.
  • The 3rd Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Science Conference, 11-13 September 2018, Prague, Czech Republic. Register by 12 July 2018 here.
  • OCB Workshop on ‘Synthesis and intercomparison of ocean carbon uptake in CMIP6 models', 8-9 December 2018, Washington DC, USA. Apply by 13 July 2018 here.
  • The IPCC invites nominations for Expert Reviewers for the First Order Draft of its "Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)". Register by 29 July 2018. Details here.


  • Upcoming events

    • POLAR2018 Conference, 15-26 June 2018, Davos, Switzerland. More information here.
    • The 2018 OCB Summer Workshop, 25-28 June 2018, Woods Hole, MA, USA. More information soon here.
    • IOCCG Summer Lecture Series 2018 'Frontiers in Ocean Optics and Ocean Colour Science', 25 June - 7 July 2018, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.  More information here.
    • Gordon Research Conference on Elucidating Microbial Processes Across Spatial and Temporal Scales, 1-6 July 2018, Lucca, Italy. More information here.
    • The 7th international Ra-Rn workshop, 2-6 July 2018, Delmenhorst, Germany. More information here.
    • The International Meeting on Marine Research 2018, 5-6 July 2018, Peniche, Portugal. More information here.
    • Gordon Research Conferences on Ocean Biogeochemistry, 8-13 July 2018, Hong Kong, China. More information here.
    • The OCB Biogeochemical Profiling Float Workshop, 9-13 July 2018, Seattle, USA. More information here.
    • The international workshop on 'Cryospheric changes and their regional & global impacts', 31 July-1 August 2018, Dunhuang, China. More information here.
    • Workshop on 'Introduction to the Awesome OCIM', 12 August 2018, MIT campus, Boston MA, USA. Register here.
    • Fundamentals of Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol Modeling Workshop, 13-15 August 2018, Boulder, CO, USA. More information here.
    • Ocean hackweek 2018, 20-24 August 2018, Seattle, USA. More information here.
    • 2018 SCOR Annual Meeting, 4-7 September 2018, Plymouth, UK. More information here.
    • PAGES' Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling: Ocean circulation and carbon cycling during the last deglaciation: global synthesis, 6-9 September 2018, Cambridge, UK. More information here.
    • The 15th International Circumpolar Remote Sensing Symposium, 10-14 September 2018, Potsdam, Germany. More information here.
    • Potsdam Summer School 2018, 10-19 September 2018, Potsdam, Germany. More information here
    • EuroGEOSS Workshop 2018, 12-14 September 2018, Geneva, Switzerland. More information here.
    • The 8th China - Japan - Korea IMBeR Symposium, 17-19 September 2018, Shanghai, China. More information here.
    • 2018 iCACGP/IGAC Early Career Short Course, 22-24 September 2018, Shodoshima Island, Japan. More information here.
    • PALSEA2-QUIGS joint meeting on 'Climate, ice sheets and sea level during past interglacial periods', 24-27 September 2018, Galloway, New Jersey, USA. More information here.
    • The 2018 joint 14th iCACGP Quadrennial Symposium and 15th IGAC Science Conference, 25-29 September 2018, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. More information here.
    • Ocean Optics Conference XXIV, 7-12 October 2018, Dubrovnik, Croatia. More information here.
    • The 11th edition of Sea Tech Week, 8-12 October 2018, Brest, France. More information here.
    • 2018 Polar CORDEX Meeting, 17-19 October 2018, Warsaw, Poland. More information here.
    • IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a warmer Climate, 16-18 October 2018, Guayaquil, Ecuador. More information here.
    • The 6th Argo Science Workshop, 22-24 October 2018, Tokyo, Japan. More information soon.
    • Workshop on 'Oceanic Methane and Nitrous Oxide: The Present Situation and Future Scenarios', 28-31 October 2018, UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, California, USA. More information here.
    • 2018 Ocean Salinity Science Conference, 5-9 November 2018, Paris, France. More information here.
    • Conference on 'SPERA 2018: Bringing Environmental Radioactivity Research to Western Australia', 6-9 November 2018, Perth, Western Australia. More information soon here.
    • The 1st Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (1st CAJG), 12-15 November 2018, Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia. More information here.
    • WCRP workshop on The Earth’s Energy Imbalance and its implications (EEI), 13-16 November 2018 in Toulouse, France. More information here.
    • The 6th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Hong Kong, 14-16 November 2018. More information here.
    • GEOTRACES-PAGES synthesis workshop on 'Trace element and isotope proxies in paleoceanography', 3-5 December 2018, Aix-Marseille, France. More information here.
    • 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, 10-14 December 2018, Washington, D.C. More information here.
    • The Fourth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences, 6-9 January 2019, Xiamen, China. More information here.
    • 2019 IMBER Open Science Conference, 17-21 June 2019, Brest, France. More information here.
    • The 2019 International Sea Ice Symposium, 19-23 August 2019, Winnipeg, Canada. More information here.
    • The 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography, 1-6 September 2019, Sydney, Australia. More information here.
  • Published literature

    • 2017 WCRP CliC Annual Report available here.

  • Funding opportunities

    • Call for proposals 'Marine Strategy Framework Directive - Second Cycle: Implementation of the new GES Decision and Programmes of Measures'. Submit a proposal by 20 June 2018. More information here.
    • Call for Strategic Start-up Actions on Blue Growth in the Mediterranean.Submit a proposals by 15 July 2018 here.
    • Belmont Forum Collaborative Research Action on Science-driven e-Infrastructure Innovation (SEI) for the Enhancement of Transnational, Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Data Use in Environmental Change. Submit a proposal by 16 July 2018. Details here.
  • Miscellaneous

    • Call for application for the Executive Director position of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre. Details here.
    • Call for a new host for the CliC International Project Office. Submit an expression of interest by 1 September 2018. Details here.
    • Call for Review of 2018 SCOR Working Group Proposals. Comments are due by 1 August 2018. Details here.
  • Flick though some newsletters

    • CLIVAR Bulletin June 2018 here
    • EuroMarine E-news Summary - Digest 83 - 31 May 2018 here
    • IIOE-2 Newsletter Volume-2,Issue-5,May,2018 here
    • IMBeR e-News 4 June 2018 here
    • Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry eNewsletter June 7, 2018 here
    • SCOR Newsletter #37 here


SOLAS International Project Office
GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China

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