SOLAS update

Call for applications to the SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee

SOLAS welcomes nominations and self-nominations to its Scientific Steering Committee for a term beginning on January 1st 2020.
We are planning to appoint one new member this year. We are particularly seeking someone with expertise in scientific evaluation of proposed geoengineering techniques, but we also welcome nominations in any SOLAS-relevant discipline (see the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation).
Nominations will be accepted until 31 March 2019. More information here.

SOLAS Event Report on the SOLAS session at XMAS IV

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Issue 13 reports on the SOLAS session at the Fourth Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS IV), which took place from January 6th to 9th 2019 in Xiamen, China. 
Download and read the report here.

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019 update

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  • Please contact the SOLAS IPO soonest if you need supporting documents for your visa application.

  • Check the travel and local information here.

  • The discussion session schedule has been finalised!
    Check dates and times of the discussion sessions here.

Welcome Jan-Berend W. Stuut as the new Dutch National Representative

SOLAS welcomes the new Dutch National Representative, Jan-Berend W. Stuut. Since Jan-Berend's undergraduate studies he has been intrigued by desert dust. He has reconstructed past environmental conditions using marine archives of dust offshore major deserts in Africa, South America, and Australia. In addition, he went into present-day sources of dust to study their nature and characteristics for long-distance transport. The last few years he has focussed on temporal and spatial variabilities of present-day dust dispersal across the oceans, focusing on the marine-environmental effects of mineral dust deposition. Most of his time he works at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ) on Texel and one day per week at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. More information here.

At the same time, SOLAS thanks Jacqueline Stefels for having initiated this network in the Netherlands.


NETCARE overview paper published

NETCARE (Network on Climate and Aerosols: Addressing Key Uncertainties in Remote Canadian Environments) is a network comprised of researchers from ten Canadian universities and five partner institutions. It has been endorsed by SOLAS since October 2013.
A publication titled 'Overview paper: New insights into aerosol and climate in the Arctic' synthesising the results of the NETCARE project has just been published.


Upcoming deadlines


  • The 4th Atmospheric Composition and Asian Monsoon Workshop, 26-28 June 2019, and the 3rd training school, 24-25 June 2019, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Malaysia. Abstract submission by 15 March 2019. More information here.
  • IGAC is accepting nominations to the 2020 Scientific Steering Committee. Nomination deadline is 15 March 2019. More information here.
  • The European Marine Board (EMB) is looking for two enthusiastic, engaged, and creative young ambassadors that are willing to play an important role in advocating for EMB and promoting the role and relevance of marine science and the ocean in general. Apply by 15 March 2019 here.
  • Workshop on "Underway and sensor CO2 data and metadata quality control procedures", 1-3 April 2019, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Science in Sopot, Poland. Registration is free and on a "first come-first served" basis. Send an email by 22 March 2019 to Maciej Telszewski and Karol Kuliński to register with your name, title and full affiliation, as well as a brief description of your post in relation to the workshop agenda
  • The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Atmospheric Aerosols: Properties, Measurements, Modeling, and Effects on Climate and Health, 22 July - 2 August 2019, São Paulo, Brazil, Apply by 24 March 2019 here.
  • Goldschmidt 2019, 18-23 August 2019, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract submission by 29 March 2019 here.
  • The 2019 Cornell Satellite Remote Sensing Training Program, 3-14 June 2019, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. The OCB will support tuition, travel, and housing expenses for up to five U.S.-based students or postdocs to participate in the event. Please send a 2-page CV and a 1-page statement of interest to the OCB Project Office by March 29, 2019
  • Call for PICES Wooster Award and PICES Ocean Monitoring Service Award nominations for PICES-2019. Submit a nomination by 31 March 2019.


  • ACCESS XV, the 15th Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists, 25-28 July 2019, in conjunction with the Gordon Research Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry, Newry, Maine, USA. Submit an application by 1 April 2019. More information here.
  • OA-ICC/SCOR training course on best practices for ocean acidification experiments in multi-stressor scenarios, 24-28 June 2019, Monaco. Apply by 5 April 2019 here.
  • 2019 Aerosol Summer School, 15-19 July 2019, Richland, WA, USA. Apply by 10 April 2019 here.
  • The 9th ODC Training Course on Climate Dynamics and Air-Sea Interactions, 17-28 June 2019, Qingdao, China. Apply by 10 April 2019. More information here.
  • 2019 Call for SCOR Working Group Proposals. The deadline for proposals is 15 April 2019. More information here.
  • Chemistry Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Summer School: Earth system modeling and observations to study Earth in a changing climate, 4-6 August 2019, Hong Kong. Apply by 15 April 2019 here.
  • The International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) - Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Summer School on Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems, 15-21 July 2019, Trieste, Italy. Apply by 15 April 2019 here.
  • Call for applications for the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) - Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Visiting Fellowship 2019. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2019. More information here.


  • Upcoming events
    • AGU Chapman Conference on Understanding Carbon Climate Feedbacks, 26-29 August 2019, San Diego, CA, USA. More information here.
    • The 5th International Baltic Earth Summer School on "Climate of the Baltic Sea region", 26 August - 2 September 2019, Askö Laboratory, Trosa, Sweden. More information here
    • The UNESCO-IOC and ICES 2019 Annual Science Conference, 9-12 September 2019. Symposium on Rediscovering pelagic biodiversity: Progress, promise, and challenges of metabarcoding of microbes to mammals, 13 September 2019. Gothenburg, Sweden. More information here.
    • OceanObs'19, 16-20 September 2019, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Poster submission deadline extended to 27 June 2019. More information here
    • 2019 SCOR Annual Meeting, 23-25 September 2019, Toyama, Japan. More information here.
    • Workshop on Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions: Scoping directions for U.S. research, 1-3 October 2019, The Woodlands at Algonkian in Sterling, VA, USA. Save the date!
    • The 16th IGAC Science Conference, 13-18 September 2020, University of Manchester, UK. Save the date!
  • Published literature

    • A new book of Marine Carbon Biogeochemistry by Jack Middelburg is free to download here.
    • The European Commission published the new edition of the "She Figures 2018" report which is the main source of pan‑European, comparable statistics on gender balance in science. The report is available here.
    • IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C - Summary for Policymakers available here.
    • Surface Ocean CO₂ Atlas (SOCAT) Quality Control Cookbook-For SOCAT version 7 available here.
  • Funding opportunities

    • Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Climate & JPI Oceans Joint Transnational Call on Next Generation Climate Science in Europe for Oceans. Deadline for full proposals is on 14 June 2019. More information here.
    • EuroMarine 2019 call for proposals for Foresight Workshops and Working Groups. Proposal submission by 31 May 2019. More information here.
  • Miscellaneous

    • International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) Ocean Optics & Biogeochemistry Protocols for Satellite Ocean Colour Sensor Validation available here.
    • 2019 Summer Courses at BIOS: Modern Observational Oceanography, 30 June - 20 July; Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change, 30 June - 20 July; Marine Plankton Ecology, 14 July - 3 August. More information here.
    • Call for Contributions to the next issue of "The Indian Ocean Bubble". Articles about Indian Ocean studies, cruises, conferences, workshops, tributes to other oceanographers within 1500 words are welcome. Submit your article here. The latest issue is available here.
  • Flick though some newsletters

    • CliC Newsletter Volume 31 February 2019 here
    • CLIVAR Bulletin March 2019 here
    • EuroMarine News Digest 99 - 1 March 2019 here
    • IGAC eBulletin - March 2019 here
    • IIOE-2 Newsletter Volume-3 Issue-2 Newsletter, February,2019 here
    • Ocean Carbon Exchange news March 7, 2019 here
    • POGO Newsletter: Issue 35 - February 2019 here



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

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