UPCOMING EVENTS:

SOLAS Symposium Day 2014

June 19, 2014 Rehovot, Israel

Some of the most important processes within the climate system occur in a narrow zone, centered at the ocean-atmosphere interface were transport of material, momentum and energy takes place. The Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) is an international interdisciplinary research initiative, whose primary objective is to achieve quantitative understanding of the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. The SOLAS-2014 Symposium is aimed at interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, insights, and knowledge, between scientists whose work deals with SOLAS related processes.

 

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015

Sep 7-11, 2015 Kiel, Germany
The next SOLAS Open Science Conference will be held in Kiel, Germany 7 - 11 September 2015 at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.
 
Click **here** for more information

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RECENT EVENTS:

Future SOLAS Workshop

Jan 9-10, 2013 Galway, Irelnad
On 9-10 January, Brian Ward from the National University of Ireland in Galway with support of the SOLAS International Project Office hosted a successful workshop. Current and former SOLAS Scientific Committee members, early career scientist and IPO staff met to further develop and plan SOLAS in its next phase. Special interest was taken in considering the outcome of the community consultation that took place during the last couple of months in 2013 and the input of the highly constructive early career scientist workshop that took place in early December of last year. Major steps have been accomplished in the layout of Future SOLAS in the context of the current SOLAS scientific sponsors and the Future Earth initiative. A document describing the next phase of SOLAS is well underway, an advanced draft is expected to be ready in late spring/early summer 2014.

 

Future SOLAS early career scientist workshop

Dec 3-5, 2013 Plymouth, UK
Dr. Tom Bell from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) hosted a very successful workshop to brainstorm on the scientific scope of Future SOLAS. Thirteen bright and highly motivated SOLAS early career scientists from around the world, many of them SOLAS Summer School alumni (< 10 years after PhD), met and constructively brainstormed about the next 10 years of SOLAS. To help place Future SOLAS in the context of the Future Earth initiative, two socio-economists from PML were invited to join them. Together the group defined what ecosystem services mean in terms of Future SOLAS science and identified where the natural and social sciences can work together. The recommendations and outcome of this workshop will feed into a document describing the next phase of SOLAS.
 
Download a full report about the workshop by Sarah Lawson **here**

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Swedish Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study Workshop

Nov 18-19, 2013, Stockholm, Sweden

About 25 SOLAS scientists from Swedish Institutions met at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Three SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee members and three representatives of Swedish funding agencies joined them to discuss on how to enhance the engagement of Swedish researchers in SOLAS, in particular in the context of the Future Earth initiative. The participants successfully established a matrix mapping Swedish capacity in relation to the SOLAS broad scientific scope and a list of current members of the Swedish network. They are currently working on providing a complete annual report to SOLAS and setting up collaborations. They also discussed options about having such a workshop annually. This successful workshop was initiated, organised and supported by the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS).

 

PICES 2013 Annual meeting 'Communicating forecasts, uncertainty and consequences of ecosystem change'

Oct 11-20, 2013 Nanaimo, BC, Canada, http://www.pices.int/
SOLAS co-sponsored the Topic session S4 on The changing carbon cycle of North Pacific continental shelves and marginal seas

 

SOLAS Summer School 2013

The latest SOLAS Summer School took place in Xiamen, China, from 23 Aug to 2 Sept 2013.

School materials available:

Poster presentation winners 2013:

  • Shlomit Sharoni
  • Hilary Palevsky
  • Young-Shin Kwon
  • Meri Eichner

Best oral presentations 2013 (voted by lecturers):

  • Eva Mayol
  • Natalie Freeman
  • Niel Clark

Best oral presentations 2013 (voted by students):

  • Jana Schneider
  • Marie Philibert
  • Shlomit Sharoni

SOLAS Summer School 2013

 

PICES Summer School 2013 on Ocean observing systems and ecosystem monitoring

Aug 19-23, Newport, USA
SOLAS is a co-sponsor


SOLAS/IMBER Ocean Acidification Annual meeting 2013

May, Monaco
SOLAS is a co-sponsor

 

Workshop on 'Towards an integrative regional coupling in the EBUS'

26-27 Nov 2012, Lima, Peru, more here

 

Workshop on 'the role of marine gel for the emission of primary organic aerosols from the ocean'

11-13 Dec 2012, Kiel, Germany, more here

 

Workshop on 'HitT- Climate impact of seasalt-derived Cl atoms'

17-19 Dec 2012, Kiel, Germany, more here

 

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2012

The last SOLAS Open Science Conference took place in Cle Elum, Washington State, USA from 7 to 10 May 2012. The conference was hosted by the local organising committee comprising of David Kieber (USA), Lisa Miller (Canada) and Trish Quinn (USA).
It was attended by over 200 people from 28 countries, including 51 students.

Conference materials and following up reports available below:

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- last update February 2014-