Call for applications to the SOLAS SSC - closing date: May 20th

SOLAS welcomes nominations to its international Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) for a term starting on January 1st 2023. The SSC functions as the central decision-making body for SOLAS and sets the scientific direction and priorities with support from the SOLAS International Project Office (IPO). It reflects the broad diversity of the SOLAS community in terms of scientific expertise, geography, career stage, and gender.

SOLAS is planning to appoint four new members this year, and applications from Early Career Researchers (highest degree received within the past 10 years) are highly encouraged. We welcome (self-) nominations of scientists from all SOLAS-relevant disciplines (see the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation), particularly in the following areas: SOLAS Core Themes 1 and 2, Integrated Topics in Polar Oceans and Sea Ice, and the Cross-Cutting Theme on Science & Society.

SSC tasks include:

  • Overall scientific responsibility for the SOLAS project;
  • Developing and promoting the SOLAS scientific agenda;
  • Communicating ongoing SOLAS activities and encouraging publication and dissemination of SOLAS science results;
  • Communicating with the SOLAS IPO regularly on various issues;
  • Fund raising to support the implementation of the SOLAS project;
  • Organisation of SOLAS events, e.g., Open Science Conferences, Summer Schools, and thematic workshops;
  • Liaising with SOLAS-sponsored projects and sister projects;
  • Representing SOLAS at meetings and conferences.

Members are appointed for a 3-year term, renewable once, and meet at least once per year.

The deadline for applications is 20th May 2022, 12:00 noon, CET.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome late in 2022.

Minimum qualifications and experience required:

  • Research experience in the SOLAS domain;
  • Reputation in the international research arena;
  • Currently active in the SOLAS-relevant field of research;
  • Sufficient time to fulfil SSC responsibilities.

How to apply:

  1. Self-nominations and nominations by a third party are accepted. If you are nominating someone else, please ensure you have obtained his/her agreement prior to submission of the nomination.
  2. Nominations should include the following information:

      Personal information

  • First name, family name of the candidate:
  • Gender:
  • Nationality:
  • Current country of residence:
  • Date of birth:
  • Affiliation:
  • Postal address
  • Email:
  • Year of PhD:

      Support for nomination

  • Area of expertise (max. 20 words):
  • Brief case for the nomination, along with a vision statement indicating areas of specific interest and engagement in SOLAS (max. 500 words):
  • Submitted by (self, or name of nominee if not self)

   3. In addition, nominations should include a short CV (max. 3 pages).

(Self-) nominations should be submitted by email as a single document (.doc or .pdf) to Jessica Gier (, SOLAS IPO.