SOLAS update

  • Workshop on 'Remote Sensing for Studying the Ocean-Atmosphere Interface'

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13-15 March 2018, Bolger Center, Washington DC, USA.

Co-sponsored by ESA and NASA.
More information soon here!

  • SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019

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21-25 April 2019, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
Registration and abstract submission will open in April 2018.

We will circulate new info in the e-news and post on the SOLAS website. You can also follow the conference on twitter.

More information soon!

  • Download and read issue 8 of the SOLAS event report.
Issue 8 reports on the conference on 'Shipping and the Environment - From Regional to Global Perspectives' and the SOLAS workshop on 'Shipping'. Both events took place in Gothenburg, Sweden, in October 2017.

  • 7th International SOLAS Summer School
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    • 23rd July - 4th August 2018, Cargèse, Corsica, France

      he application results will be announced at the end of December 2017. More information here!

    • The network funding for the SOLAS Summer School 2018 is still open! Support students here.
    • Town Hall Meeting:
      Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study Town Hall: Expanding involvement and setting priorities

      13 February 2018, 6:30-7:30 PM, Oregon Convention Center, D135-D136
      More details here.

    • SOLAS will have an exhibit booth, so please plan to come and visit us!
  • Congratulations to Prof. Minhan Dai, who is a former SSC member and the national representative of China, he was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences!

Upcoming deadlines

  • 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, 13-16 May 2018, Montréal, Canada. Submit an abstract by 10 December 2017 here.

  • Asian Institute of Technology Training Programme on the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation, 12-23 March 2018, Bangkok, Thailand. Submit an application by 11 December 2017 here.

  • 4th International Symposium: The Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans, 4-8 June 2018, Washington DC, USA. Register and submit an abstract by 15 December 2017 here.

  • International conference on Marine ecosystem assessment for the Southern Ocean, 9-13 April 2018, Hobart, Australia. Submit an abstract by 15 December 2017 here.

  • CLIVAR internship, April - September 2018, Qingdao, China. Submit an application by 20 December 2017 here.

  • APN Proposal Development Training Workshop, 28 February - 2 March 2018, Hanoi, Viet Nam. Submit an application by 23 December 2017 here.

  • The EuroMarine General Assembly (GA) is searching for three new Steering Committee (SC) members. Submit an application by 31 December 2017 here.
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU), 8-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria. Submit an abstract by 10 January 2018 here.

  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ) Marine Science Day, 21 March 2018, Bredene, Belgium. Submit an abstract by 14 January 2018 here.

  • European Geosciences Union (EGU), 8-13 April 2018, Vienna, Austria. Submit a Townhall meeting request by 18 January 2018 here.

  • 50th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, 28 May - 1 June 2018, Liège Belgium. Submit an abstract by 19 January 2018 here.

  • Call for Nominations for Steering Committee Members of the Knowledge-Action Network on Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Submit your nomination by 20 January 2018 here.

  • Call for the 2018 European Young Researchers' Award for post-doctoral fellows. EuroScience Open Forum, 9-14 July 2018, Toulouse, France. Submit an application by 30 January 2018 here.

IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy (2016-2025)

The new IMBeR Science Plan and Implementation Strategy (2016-2025) has been approved.

It is based on the vision 'Ocean sustainability under global change for the benefit of society' with the goal to 'Understand, quantify and compare historic and present structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems to predict options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability'.

Download the Science Plan here.


The Global Carbon Budget and Atlas

The Global Carbon Budget 2017 has been published. Visit the website to access the highlights, paper, data, figures, infographics, and videos related to the annual update of the global carbon budget, trends for the year 2016, and projections for 2017.

Visit the Global Carbon Atlas to explore in detail global and national CO2 emissions.



  • Upcoming events

    • International Arctic Change 2017 Conference, 11-15 December 2017, Québec, Canada. Register here.

    • 14th Physics and Chemistry of Ice Conference, 8-12 January 2018, Zürich, Switzerland. More information here.

    • The Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program is planning the 4th U.S. Ocean Acidification PI meeting, 17-19 February 2018, Portland, OR, USA. More details here.

    • 2018 IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, 5-7 March 2018, Edmonton, Canada. More here.

    • Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate (ACPC) Workshop, 3-6 April 2018, Boulder, USC. More information here.

    • 3rd Open Science Symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate (3rd OSS-2018), 8-10 May 2018, Qingdao, China. More information here.

    • Training workshop on metal speciation and isotopes in the ocean for GEOTRACES and beyond, 12-17 May 2018, State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL), Xiamen, China. More details and application information here.

    • POLAR2018, SCAR & IASC Conference, 15-26 June 2018, Davos, Switzerland. More information here.

    • IMBeR ClimEco6 Summer School - Interdisciplinary approaches for sustainable oceans, 1-8 August 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. More details soon here.

    • Joint INQUA-PAGES early-career researchers workshop on Impacts of sea-level rise from past to future, 26-29 August 2018, Utrecht, The Netherlands. More information here.

  • Published literature

    • Updated version of vision paper on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events KAN. Download the full paper here.

    • New SEARCHABLE on-line Database of GEOTRACES Publications. Discover the new database and include GEOTRACES publications here.

    • Review article on the Sea surface microlayer in a changing ocean – A perspective. Read the original article by Oliver Wurl, Werner Ekau, William M. Landing, and Christopher J. Zappa here.

    • The report of the Climate Science Special Report - Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I has been published. View the report here.

    • Final outcome of the 1st International IOCCP Sensors Summer Course. A user's guide for selected autonomous biogeochemical sensors. View the guide here.

  • Funding opportunities

    • The European Commission has published the new call for Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) under Horizon 2020. The deadline is 17 January 2018. More information here. Download the guide for applicants here.

    • ERC call for Consolidator Grants for excellent researchers at the career stage at which they may still be consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Funding is provided for five years and can amount to a maximum EUR 2 million. The deadline is 15 February 2018. More information are available here.

    • Interreg Baltic Sea Region Opens Call for Applications for Project Platforms. The budget can be up to EUR 1 million and in total 4-6 platforms are expected to be funded. Submit an abstract by 28 February 2018 here.
  • Miscellaneous

    • Join YESS, the Young Earth System Scientists community, unifying international and multidisciplinary early career researchers in a powerful network. More details here.

    • Future Earth was granted observer status with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). List of admitted NGO here.

    • Video from Future Earth about the 2017 Global Carbon Budget, released in November at the annual United Nations climate negotiations (COP23). Watch the video here.

    • The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology released its annual report card that assesses the status and value of the global ocean observing networks. View the website here.

    • Update on the OceanObs’19 conference, 16-20 September 2019, Honolulu, HI, USA. More details here.

    • Call to host the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) International Project Office from July 2018 onward. Intent your interest by 31 January 2018. More information here.

  • Flick though some newsletters

    • CATCH Newsletter: December 2017 here
    • CLIVAR December 2017 Bulletin here
    • EarthCube December Community Newsletter here
    • EuroMarine E-news Summary - Digest 70 - 23 November 2017 here
    • Future Earth's November 2017 newsletter here
    • GEOTRACES November 2017 eNEWSLETTER n°26 here
    • IGAC eBulletin December 2017 here
    • Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry eNewsletter, November 28, 2017 here
    • PAGES - Past Global Changes - e-news, vol. 2017, no. 11 here

Season's Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year

from the SOLAS IPO team!


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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