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SOLAS E-News- May 2017

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Voici la dernière newsletter du programme SOLAS.

SOLAS update

- National reports are available for activities of 2016 and future plans.
Since early April, another 7 reports are available online : Norway, Denmark, Brazil, Italy, USA, New Zealand and Israel.
- SOLAS welcomes Sarah Fawcett as new National Representative of Southern Africa and thanks Carl Palmer for having initiated this network and run it for few years.

- Download the first issue of our SOLAS event report. This first issue reports on the two GESAMP WG38 workshops, that took place in parallel late February in Norwich, UK. All comments to improve the reports or the layout are welcome.
- Future issues will report on the ocean acidification training and networking events in Africa, that took place in Dakar, Senegal mid February and on the annual meeting of BEPSII, that took place early April in La Jolla, USA. In the meantime, enjoy reading the article on BEPSII published in January in the PICES Newsletter.

- SOLAS is printing some copies of the new SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation.
If you wish to receive a hardcopy, please email the SOLAS International Project Office (IPO).

- A poster presenting SOLAS and its new science plan is available to download here. Feel free to use it for conferences/meetings/workshops or just to have a brief overview of SOLAS.

- A SOLAS Summer School is under preparation for 23 July to 3 August 2018 in Cargese, Corsica, France. The website is under construction. In the meantime you can register your interest here.
- By subscribing to this mailing list you will receive information about the Summer School as soon as they become available. Note that this list is intended to applicants, e.g. essentially PhD students, eventually Master and postdocs.
- SOLAS is searching for a Project Officer to be based in Xiamen, China to assist the International Project Office, Kiel, Germany. Find the description of the position and how to apply here. Closing date : 31 May 2017.

- SOLAS is calling for bids to host the 2019 SOLAS Open Science Conference (OSC). Read the call here. Deadline to submit your bid is 11 June. Click here to have an overview of the last two SOLAS OSCs. For questions do not hesitate to contact the SOLAS IPO. Countries from the southern hemisphere are encouraged to bid.

- Apply to be a SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee member

- SOLAS is calling for applications from scientists to serve on its Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) from January 2018. The SSC is the body responsible for overseeing SOLAS activities. Scientists serve on the SSC initially for a term of three years. Four positions are available for this call in four specific areas of the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation. Application deadline is 1st June. More here

- SOLAS is co-sponsor of the 4th International Symposium on ’The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans’, Washington DC, USA, 4-8 June 2018.
Submit a session proposal by 9 June at
**Please inform the SOLAS IPO if you propose a SOLAS-related session.**

- SOLAS is co-sponsor of the international conference ’Shipping and the environment- From Regional to Global Perspectives’, 24-25 October 2017 in Gothenburg, Sweden. This conference is focussing on the environmental impact of shipping and its importance within policy, marine spatial planning and the maritime transport sectors. More info here.
Submit an abstract by 11 June here

- Following the conference, a one-day workshop is organised on 26 October, with the aim to develop plans for SOLAS research focusing on shipping, and to bring together groups of researchers keen to contribute to this research. More info here.
Register your interest by sending this form filled up to David Turner by email.

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