Open Science Conference 2022
The 8th SOLAS Open Science Conference was be held as a hybrid event on 25-29 September 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa - as first OSC in the Southern Hemisphere.
Organised by a committee of 28 people from 15 countries, the conference welcomed approx. 200 ocean-atmosphere scientists from over 30 countries to share their knowledge of SOLAS science and to connect with colleagues from around world.
At the 8th OSC, the five Core Themes and three Cross Cutting Themes outlined in the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation were covered by 33 plenary talks and 124 poster presentations. Seven discussion sessions were convened to identify new frontiers to explore under the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 and other international platforms.
The conference also featured an Early Career Scientists Day (ECSD), which brought together 30 early career scientists during dedicated workshops on Grant and proposal writing and on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, as well as a networking event.
Additionally, a 2-day side meeting was organised by the Working Group 163 of the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) on Coupling of ocean ice-atmosphere processes: from sea-Ice biogeochemistry to aerosols and Clouds (CIce2Clouds).
The SOLAS IPO would like to thank all participants and sponsors for making the conference a success.
The outcomes and reports of the sessions as well as the research of the winners of the student poster awards are highlighed in the SOLAS Event Report.
More details about the programme, keynote speakers, organisation, and sociat events is available on the official website: https://uctcmc.eventsair.com/solas-osc2022/
Open Science Conference 2019
The SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019 was held in Sapporo, Japan at the Hokkaido University from 21-25 April 2019.
Organised and run by a committee of 17 nationalities, the conference welcomed 190 attendees from 30 countries to share their research and knowledge of SOLAS science.
During plenary talks, discussion sessions, and poster presentations, participants were able to exchange about current projects and new ideas, as well as present their own findings.
Prior to the 2019 Open Science Conference, a day-long geoengineering workshop took place which discussed how the air-sea research community can help inform the decision-making process in climate intervention. Other highlights of the conference include an Early Career Scientists Day during which about 25 doctoral students and postdocs networked and presented their research in three-minute talks.
The SOLAS IPO would like to thank all participants and sponsors for making the conference a success. Again, congratulations to the winners of the student poster competition, George Manville and Lumi Kinjo, and the winners of the Early Career Scientist Day talk competition Pat Wongpan, Stephanie Schneider, and Hannah Horowitz.
The outcomes and reports of the sessions as well as the research of the winners of the student poster and the Early Career Day awards is highlighed in the SOLAS Event Report.
More details about the programme, keynote speakers, organisation, and sociat events is available on the official website: https://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=2778
Open Science Conference 2015
The SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 was held in Kiel, Germany 7 - 11 September 2015 at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel bringing together over 260 scientists from 35 countries.
During plenary talks, discussion sessions and poster presentations participants were able to learn and exchange about cutting edge research in the field and present their own findings.
On Monday 7th September special site events took place as part of the SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015. An all-day meeting of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) and the Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison (SOCOM) community was attended by around 50 scientist with the highlight of launching the SOCAT version 3. For her dedicated work with SOCAT, Dorothee Bakker received a reward during the conference banquet.
The German contribution to SOLAS, the Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene (SOPRAN) project also had its final meeting and published a brochure containing important scientific highlights of the last 9 years.
To strengthen the SOLAS commitment towards capacity building the workshop 'The ABC of presenting: Audience-friendly, Brief and Clear' for early career scientist was organised. This workshop was held over two days and helped the early career scientist to further develop their presentations skills.
On the last day of the conference a small 'Nordic SOLAS' meeting took place to introduce the visions of Swedish SOLAS and discuss an expansion of the network to include scientists from all Nordic countries.
We also congratulate the winners of the student poster competition Panassa Essowe, Leonie Esters, Margaux Gourdal, Sinnika Lennartz, Mingshuang Sun, Precious Mongwe, Camille Richon, Tianfeng Guo, and Alex Zavarsky.
Open Science Conference 2012
The SOLAS Open Science Conference 2012 took place in Cle Elum, Washington State, USA from 7 to 10 May 2012.
The conference was hosted by the local organising committee comprising of David Kieber (USA), Lisa Miller (Canada) and Trish Quinn (USA) and was attended by over 200 people from 28 countries, including 51 students.
sessions; the outcomes of some of these sessions are presented in this issue of SOLAS news.
OSC Handbooks 2000 - 2022
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