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Nominations for SOOS Scientific Steering Committee

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), is seeking nominations for the international Scientific Steering Committee. Nominations of qualified individuals are due by 11th November 2016.

SOOS is an international initiative of SCAR and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) with the mission to facilitate the collection and delivery of essential observations on dynamics and change of Southern Ocean systems to all international stakeholders (researchers, governments, industries), through design, advocacy and implementation of cost-effective observing and data delivery systems.

Nominations should only be made for those with the capacity to be actively involved in driving SOOS forward. The SSC meet annually, whilst the majority of SSC activities and input is managed via email. In some instances, SSC members will be invited to represent SOOS at scientific meetings, usually on an opportunistic basis. Membership on the SSC is for a 3-year period, with the potential for renewal for an additional 3 years, on approval of the EXCOM.

For more information about SOOS and its SSC please visit the SSC webpages ( or contact the Executive Officer, Louise Newman (