Scientific Steering Committee

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.

Executive Committee

Dr. Sebastiaan Swart (Sweden)

Physical Sciences Co-Chair

 

S.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.

 

Dr. Andrew Constable (Australia)

Biological Sciences Co-Chair

 

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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.

 

Dr. Mike Williams (New Zealand)

Physical Sciences Vice Chair

 

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

 

Research areas: Expert in Ocean-Ice interactions

 

 

Prof. Eileen Hofmann (USA)

Biological Sciences Vice Chair 

 

Professor at Old Dominion University

 

Research areas: Biological Oceanography, physical-biological interactions in marine ecosystems, descriptive physical oceanography, mathematical modeling of marine ecosystems.

 

 

 

Dr. Louise Newman (ex-officio SOOS IPO)

SOOS Executive Officer

 

Executive Officer of the SOOS International Project Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific Members 

Prof. Dake Chen (China)

dchen2nd Institute of Oceanography, China

 

Research areas: Polar climate variability, sea-ice prediction, physical oceanography.

 

  

 

Dr. Sang Hoon Lee (Korea)

Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), Korea

 

Research areas: Expert in Microbiology, Leader of the International Amundsen Sea project

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Mazloff (USA)

Scripps Oceanographic Institute, USA

 

Research areas: Expert in Data Assimilation, Observation System Simulation Experiments

 

 

Dr. Burcu Ozsoy (Turkey)

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Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

 

Research areas: Sea-ice geophysics, sea-ice remote sensing, sea-ice observations, ASPeCt representative

 

 

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Sallee (France)

LOCEAN-IPSL, France

 

Research areas: Expert in Physical Oceanography

 

 

Prof. Anya Waite (Germany)

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Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

 

Research areas: Polar biological oceanography, particle dynamics, nitrogen/oxygen cycling, food-web mapping, genetics of plankton

 

 

Dr. Irene Schloss (Argentina)

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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.

 

 

Dr. Sarah Fawcett (South Africa)

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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.

 

 

Dr. Andrew Meijers (UK)

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British Antarctic Survey, UK

 

Research areas: Southern Ocean dynamics, Antarctic Circumpolar Current overturning and property trends, observational physical oceanography, Coupled Climate model analysis.

 

 


Data Committee Co-Chairs 

Steve Diggs

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, CLIVAR and Carbon Hydrographic Data Office, USA

 

Research areas: Expert in Data Management. Co-Chair of SOOS Data Management Committee.

 

Joana Beja

Beja

British Oceanographic Data Centre

Research areas: Expert in Data Management. Co-Chair of SOOS Data Management Committee.

 


Ex-Officio Representatives

Scientific Committee of Oceanic Research

Urban

Dr. Ed Urban

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

Scientific Committee of Antarctic Research

Dr. Jenny Baesemann

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

University of Tasmania

Prof. Richard Coleman

Executive Director

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)

 

 

 

 

 

International Ocean Carbon Coordination Project

Dr. Maciej Telszewski

Project Director

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Ocean Indian Sector (SOIS) RWG

Co-Chairs:

 

     - Andrew Constable (Australia)

     - Tsuneo Odate (Japan)

 

 

West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) RWG

Co-Chairs:

 

     - Oscar Schofield (USA)

     - Kate Hendry (UK)

     - Sian Henley (UK)

 

 

Ross Sea (Ross) RWG

Co-Chairs:

 

     - Mike Williams (New Zealand)

     - Walker Smith (USA)

 

 

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