Call for experts in atmosphere-ocean interface


The global and multidisciplinary research project “Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study” (SOLAS) has open calls for new members for the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and the Early Career Scientist Committee (ECSC).

Deadline for SSC: 25 April 2024

Deadline for ECSC: 30 April 2024


The SSC is the central decision-making body for SOLAS and sets the scientific direction and priorities with support from the SOLAS International Project Office. SOLAS welcome (self-) nominations of scientists from all SOLAS-relevant disciplines (see the SOLAS 2015-2025 Science Plan and Organisation), particularly in the following areas:  i) Extreme events in the SOLAS domain (e.g. storms and cyclones, dust storms, fires, marine heat waves, extreme sea ice loss, hypoxia and acidic events, and harmful algal blooms), ii) Climate Intervention (e.g. Solar radiation management). Minimum qualifications and experience are required, namely: Research experience in the SOLAS areas; Reputation in the international research arena; Currently active in the SOLAS-relevant field of research; Sufficient time to fulfill SSC responsibilities. The committee members are appointed for a 3-year period.

Additional information and how to apply are available here.


The ECSC objectives include to represent this critical group’s unique insights and opinions at all SOLAS levels and to provide future-generation scientists with networking and collaboration opportunities. SOLAS ECSC is interested in receiving applications from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty members who have received their latest degree within 10 years, with an extension allowance for caregiving leave. Expertise from all themes of SOLAS science is encouraged, particularly expertise in polar and coastal science, ocean-based geoengineering, marine social science including law and policy, blue economy, and data science. The committee members are appointed for a 3-year period or until they can no longer be defined as an ECS.

Additional information and how to apply are available here.

SOLAS was established to provide international science coordination and capacity building. SOLAS research aims to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedback between the ocean and atmosphere. 

More information on SOLAS can be found here.