National and Regional Networks

The National and Regional Network represent SOLAS around the world. Currently SOLAS has 33 scientific National and Regional Networks coordinated by 37 Representatives & 1 Regional Panel. Profiles and the National and Regional Reports of the Network can be found below.

The Representatives and Regional Panel serve to promote SOLAS-related research worldwide. The current 37 representatives & 1 Regional Panel strengthen their local research community by fostering the local network through communication and activities. Beyond that, the Representatives and Regional Panel compile an annual report that summarises research results and highlights of their local network.

This valuable and unique documentation makes SOLAS-related research more visible and accessible. The reports represent an incredibly important source of information. Download and read the National and Regional Reports!
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Brett Kuyper

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Expertise: atm chemistry, mass spec, halocarbons, isotopes


Huiwang Gao

Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Expertise: atmospheric deposition, nitrogen cycle, chlorophyll distribution

Hon-Kit Lui

National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Expertise: chemical oceanography, carbon cycle, ocean acidification

Sheryl Oliveira Fernandes

School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Goa University, Goa, India
Expertise: marine microbial ecology, marine biogeochemistry

Yoav Lehahn

Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Expertise: remote sensing, biophysical interactions in marine systems

Yuzo Miyazaki

Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Expertise: organic aerosols, bgc, aerosol-climate interactions

Kitack Lee

Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea
Expertise: ocean acidification, ocean C uptake, anthropogenic nitrogen

Nazlı Olğun Kıyak

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey,
Expertise: marine geochemistry, chemical oceanography, bgc

Mustafa Koçak

Middle East Technical University, Çankaya, Turkey

Barış Salihoğlu

Middle East Technical University, Çankaya, Turkey

Diana Francis

Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Website, ENGEOS lab website
Expertise: atmospheric dynamics & composition, meteorology, modeling

Southeast Asia Regional Panel

Mohd Talib Latif (Co-Chair)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Expertise: microlayer, atmospheric aerosols

Iskhaq Iskandar (Co-Chair)

University of Sriwijaya, Indonesia

Expertise: physical oceanography, climate dynamics, ocean modelling

Tachanat Bhatrasataponkul

Burapha University, Thailand

Expertise: ocean & climate dynamics, boundary layer physics, remote sensing

Faisal Hamzah

National Research and Innovation Agency, Indonesia
Expertise: marine biogeochemistry, ocean carbon cycle, CO₂ exchange

Fiona Keng Seh Lin

University of Malaya, Malaysia
Expertise: trace gas, marine biogeochemistry, algae, air-sea interaction

Cao Thi Thu Trang

Institute of Marine Environment and Resource, Vietnam
Expertise: marine water quality, environ. carrying capacity, pollution loads

Royston Uning

National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
Expertise: VOCs, air-sea gas exchange, sea surface microlayer

Tham Yee Jun

Sun Yat-sen University, China
Expertise: atmospheric chemistry, halogen cycling, chemistry in air-sea gas exchange

Australia & New Zealand

Andrew Bowie

University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Expertise: marine bgc, chemical oceanography, trace elements, atmospheric deposition

Ruhi Humphries

CSIRO, Aspendale, Australia

Expertise: atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric dynamics

Holly Winton

Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Expertise: ice core climatology, phytoplankton biomarkers, aerosols, trace metal deposition


Nathalie Gypens

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
Expertise: bgc modelling, marine bgc cycles (C, N, P, Si), climate change

Carolin Löscher

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Website SDU, website personal
Expertise: marine microbial ecology, bgc of OMZs, carbon and nitrogen cycles

Heidi Pettersson

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Expertise: wind waves, air-sea interaction, CO₂ exchange

Marie Boye

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Université de Paris Cité, Paris, France
Website, website SOLAS France
Expertise: ocean biogeochemistry, trace metals, phytoplankton, atmospheric deposition, anthropogenic changes

Karine Sellegri

Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Website, website SOLAS France
Expertise: atmospheric nucleation, sea spray, CCN, INP

Leonie Esters

University of Bonn, Germany
Expertise: oceanic turbulence, air-sea gas exchange & surface ocean dynamics

Manuela van Pinxteren

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Germany
Expertise: marine aerosol particles, surface ocean & organic matter

Alexandra Gogou

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
Website, ResearchGate
Expertise: bgc, climate change, atmospheric & oceanographic dynamics

Peter Croot

University of Galway, Ireland
Expertise: productivity, biogeochemistry, aerosol deposition, chemical speciation

Luisa Galgani

Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Siena, Italy
Expertise: ocean bgc, sea-surface microlayer, marine gels & microplastics

Jan-Berend Stuut

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, Netherlands
Website NIOZ, Website VU
Expertise: dust, marine sediments, marine impacts, paleo-reconstructions

Siv Kari Lauvset

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway
Expertise: ocean carbon chemistry

Tymon Zieliński

Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Expertise: marine aerosols, air-sea interaction, climate change

Catarina V. Guerreiro

Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Portugal
Website MARE, Website CHASE
Expertise: coccolithophores; (paleo) ecology; biological oceanography

Jordi Dachs

Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Barcelona, Spain
Expertise: pollutants, plastics, microbial bgc, atmospheric deposition

Paul Zieger

Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Expertise: aerosols, aerosol-cloud interactions, sea spray

Philippa Rickard

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Expertise: air-sea gas transfer, surfactants, sea-surface microlayer

North America

Rachel Chang

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Expertise: aerosols, atmospheric chemistry, aerosol-cloud interactions, Arctic

Martín Hernández Ayón

University of Baja California, Ensenada, Mexico
Expertise: ocean acidification, ocean carbon bgc, marine chemistry

Rachel Stanley

Wellesley College, Wellesley, United States of America
Expertise: air-sea gas exchange, biological productivity, oxygen cycle

South America

Raquel Oliveira

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Website ORCID
Expertise: ocean bgc, air-sea CO₂ fluxes, remote sensing

Alexander Galán Mejía

Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile
Website, ResearchGate, ORCID
Expertise: marine bgc, element cycling, O2 deficency, microbial ecology

Maricarmen Igarza

Institute of the Sea of Peru (IMARPE), Peru

Expertise: chemical oceanography & marine geochemistry, biogeochemistry