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SOLAS has a new Science Plan

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SOLAS is pleased to release its new SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation !

SOLAS being a bottom-up organisation, community consultation played a central role in the process adopted for the realisation of this document. SOLAS takes, therefore, this opportunity to gratefully acknowledge all contributors again.
Download, read and use the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation (.pdf 4.2Mb 76pp)
n this new plan, SOLAS science mission is organised around five core themes :

Core Theme 1 : Greenhouse gases and the oceans
Core Theme 2 : Air-sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy
Core Theme 3 : Atmospheric deposition and ocean biogeochemistry
Core Theme 4 : Interconnections between aerosols, clouds, and marine ecosystems
Core Theme 5 : Ocean biogeochemical control on atmospheric chemistry.

In addition, the study of these themes will be integrated in efforts to understand key environments, e.g. upwelling systems, polar oceans, and coastal waters, as well as to evaluate the environmental efficacy and impacts of geoengineering proposals, policy decisions, and societal developments.

This science plan will likely be revisited in few years, therefore SOLAS is welcoming your comments on it, feel free to send them to SOLAS.

You are welcome to re-use figures 1, 2, 4, 8 and 10 designed especially for the science plan, in this case, please reference the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation (see inside cover for details). If you wish to re-use figure 6, please reference the scientific article Law et al. 2013.

Finally, with the release of this new science plan, we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the active and significant contribution of Roland von Glasow to Atmospheric Science, to SOLAS and to this science plan. Roland set the solid basis on which the next decade of SOLAS will built upon. Words cannot do justice to the loss that he is to both our scientific communities and those of us who also knew him as a friend. In his memory.

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