Call for New Members of IOCCP Scientific Steering Group

The International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project (IOCCP), a program of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, is looking for 2 new members to join its Scientific Steering Group (SSG) for terms beginning on 1 February 2020, to act as leaders responsible for expanding IOCCP coordination activities within two areas described in detail further below.

  • Position #1: Use of marine biogeochemistry observations to support climate and ocean model forecasts and assessments
  • Position #2: Coordination of Particulate Matter EOV observations and data dissemination

The IOCCP SSG is responsible for promoting the development of a global network of ocean carbon and biogeochemistry observations, coordinating the development of globally acceptable strategies, and providing technical coordination developing operating methodologies, practices and standards, homogenizing efforts of the research community and scientific advisory groups. The role of the SSG is also to ensure delivery of communication services for marine biogeochemistry community as well as advocacy and links to a multidisciplinary sustained global ocean observing system.

Full scope of IOCCP activities and its mandate is described at: IOCCP Terms of Reference. You can read about current work and future plans of IOCCP SSG in the Report of 13th Session of the IOCCP SSG / GOOS Biogeochemistry Panel.

SSG members serve for a period of three years, with the potential of renewing for an additional 3-year term. Among other things, SSG members are asked to:

  • Represent IOCCP, particularly in their area of expertise, at international meetings and workshops, and report back to the SSG and the project office on the outcome of meetings in a timely fashion.
  • Encourage national and international funding agencies to support IOCCP activities.
  • Encourage coordination of efforts and collaboration with organizations and projects involved in marine biogeochemistry observations.

IOCCP SSG meets once a year in-person, and three times a year remotely. The expected time commitment for IOCCP activities is on average 2-3 days per month, which might occasionally cumulate. More information about the current SSG is available at: IOCCP Scientific Steering Group.

For more information on the two position and how to apply, click here.

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