The SOOS Scientific Steering Committee has 4 membership types:
1) Executive Committee members (2 x Co-chairs; 2 x Vice Chairs),
2) Scientific Members
3) SOOS Data Committee Co-Chairs
4) Ex-officio representatives (Sponsor representatives, Regional Working Group Co-Chairs)
The EXCOM and Scientific Members are elected to the position by SCAR and SCOR, based on individual merit. Data Committee Co-Chairs and Ex-officio Members sit on the Scientific Steering Committee as nominated by their respective communities.
View the SSC Membership Terms and History here.
Dr. Sebastiaan Swart: Senior Lecturer at the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Research areas: Ocean glider technology; complexities, circulation and dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, incorporating remotely sensed satellite data with in-situ hydrographic data.
Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division and leader of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems "Ecosystem Impacts Program".
Research areas: Development of population, food web and ecosystem models to facilitate studies on ecosystem dynamics and to aid the development of appropriate conservation measures and sustainable fishing limits.
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
Research areas: Expert in Ocean-Ice interactions
Professor at Old Dominion University
Research areas: Biological Oceanography, physical-biological interactions in marine ecosystems, descriptive physical oceanography, mathematical modeling of marine ecosystems.
Executive Officer of the SOOS International Project Office
2nd Institute of Oceanography, China
Research areas: Polar climate variability, sea-ice prediction, physical oceanography.
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Research areas: Biogeochemical oceanography, Antarctic nitrogen cycling, the relationship between biogeochemical fluxes and primary productivity and the implications for global biogeochemical cycles.
Scripps Oceanographic Institute, USA
Research areas: Expert in Data Assimilation, Observation System Simulation Experiments
British Antarctic Survey, UK
Research areas: Southern Ocean dynamics, Antarctic Circumpolar Current overturning and property trends, observational physical oceanography, Coupled Climate model analysis.
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Research areas: Sea-ice geophysics, sea-ice remote sensing, sea-ice observations, ASPeCt representative
Research areas: Expert in Physical Oceanography
Instituto Antártico Argentino, Argentina, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC, CONICET), Argentina, and Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Research areas: Biological oceanography, polar plankton ecology and physiology, the effects of climate change on polar ecosystems.
Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
Research areas: Polar biological oceanography, particle dynamics, nitrogen/oxygen cycling, food-web mapping, genetics of plankton
British Antarctic Survey (BAS), UK
Research areas: Expert in Scientific Data Management. Co-Chair of SOOS Data Management Committee.
British Oceanographic Data Centre
Research areas: Expert in Data Management. Co-Chair of SOOS Data Management Committee.
Dr. Ed Urban
Dr. Chandrika Nath
Prof. Richard Coleman
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)
- Andrew Constable (Australia)
- Tsuneo Odate (Japan)
- Philippe Koubbi (France)
- Mike Williams (New Zealand)
- Walker Smith (USA)
- Anna Wåhlin (Sweden)
- Tae-Wan Kim (Korea)
- Povl Abrahamsen (UK)
- Bastien Queste (UK)
- Patricia Yager (USA)
- Yoshihiro Nakayama (APECS Rep; Japan)
- Oscar Schofield (USA)
- Kate Hendry (UK)
- Sian Henley (UK)
- Julian Gutt (Germany)
- Sebastien Moreau (Norway)
- Laura de Steur (Norway)
- Torsten Kanzow (Germany)
Dr. Maciej Telszewski