These guidelines should apply to everyone, regardless of their level or field of experience, gender, age, national origin or nationality, cultural background, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, family status and health condition.
Zero tolerance for unjust treatment and harassment
Everyone shall be treated equally and fairly. Specific individual requirements such as different levels of experience, various contract situations and family obligations should be taken into consideration in our dealings with and expectations of each other. Discrimination, intimidation and sexual harassment are not tolerated under any circumstances in any working environment, including fieldwork and research cruises. Everyone shall be free to speak up, without fear, about inappropriate and unjust behaviour or make use of the formal (anonymous) channels provided by their respective institutions. Physical intimidation and bullying behaviour is unacceptable in all circumstances.
We actively promote career development at all levels by supporting professional training and personal development. Early career scientists at the doctoral level are encouraged to enrol in graduate schools and post-docs in existing peer-networks to receive training and structured career support. Career development support is expected from supervisors, mentors, principal investigators and all other scientists in leading positions.