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SOLAS sponsored activities and intiatives:

Biogeochemical Exchange Processes at Sea-Ice Interfaces (BEPSII):

BEPSII is aiming at identifying the feedbacks between biogeochemical and physical processes at the ocean-ice-snow-atmosphere interfaces and within the sea-ice matrix. It is co-chaired by Jacqueline Stefels (The Netherlands) and Nadja Steiner (Canada).

Cryosphere and Atmospheric Chemistry (CATCH):

The CATCH mission is to facilitate atmospheric chemistry research within the international community, with a focus on natural processes specific to cold regions of the Earth. It is co-chaired by Jennie Thomas (France), Thorsten Bartels-Rausch (Switzerland) and Markus Frey (UK).

SOLAS/IMBeR Ocean Acidification (SIOA):

The tasks of this group are the coordination of international research efforts and synthesis activities in ocean acidification. At its first meeting (1-3 Dec 2009 at IOC-UNESCO, Paris), the SIOA identified topics for immediate attention:

  •     Integration of the ocean acidification observing network with the ocean carbon network
  •     Promotion of international experiments
  •     Sharing experimental platforms
  •     Regular updates of the Guide for best practices on OA reserarch & data reporting
  •     Guiding principles on data sharing
  •     Training students and early career scientists
  •     Intercomparison exercises
  •     Promote international exchange of students and postdocs
  •     Promote collaboration between the natural and social sciences

Information on SIOA members see here.

- last update May 2018-