The CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) seeks nominations for four new members (self-nominations are welcome).
The panel is in particular need of nominees possessing expertise in:
- global climate/Earth-system modelling;
- open ocean measurements;
- sea ice remote sensing;
- sea-going chemical oceanography.
The inclusion of representation from across the nations and regions that participate in Southern Ocean climate science is a priority. At least one new member from Africa and from Asia are needed for this round of nominations.
SORP's terms of reference are given on the SORP page of the CLIVAR website.
Nominations (including self-nominations) should be made online through the Open Call.
The panel has in-person meetings every 18 months or so, the next one is due in 2020. SORP has video conferences about every 3-4 months, and members do a lot of their work by email. Current activities include contributing to OceanObs19 papers, as well as regular reporting to CLIVAR, CliC and SCAR on ocean and climate research for the Southern Ocean.
The process of nominations is that they are collated by CLIVAR and then passed to the co-chairs to short-list. CLIVAR, CliC, and SCAR then make the final decisions on the members, taking into account balance issues such as geographic location, gender, and range of disciplinary expertise.
Current panel membership is listed on the SORP membership page.
Further details of the Southern Ocean Region Panel are also available on the CLIVAR website.