Call for Nominations as ECR Representative 

Various Regional Working Groups (RWGs) of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) are calling for interested early career scientists to join their leadership teams as a representative for APECS.

The successful applicant will have working knowledge of observational research of the Southern Ocean with a particular interest in the respective region of the working group. The APECS representative will attend RWG meetings, and be responsible for assisting with data collection, curation, and reportage, and will be an important link in liaising between APECS and SOOS. The group is also interested in receiving applications from any countries, including those not yet represented by the WG Leadership Group.

The following RWGs have positions available:

The position will be for 2 years and non-salaried, but there will be travel reimbursement for attending one meeting if the working group holds a meeting during your term, and potential for co-authorship of publications. To apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Early career researcher (up to 5 years past PhD); and

  • Have a research background that fits the focus of the group

Applications opening soon.

ABS RWG: Call for new Leadership Team Members

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) invites nominations, including self-nominations, of interested individuals to serve on the leadership team of the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Sector (ABS) Regional Working Group (RWG). The Leadership Group drives the activities and strategic oversight of the working group, and should where possible, include a representative from each of the main nations working in the region, and diversity in gender, expertise and career level. For full Terms of Participation of the Leadership Group, please see here. Leadership member terms are for 4-years with a second term possible.

The objective of the ABS RWG is to assist delivery of coordinated and, where possible, standardized observations of essential physical, chemical and biological variables in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Sector in the Southern Ocean in support of SOOS objectives.

The ABS RWG is currently led by Patricia Yager from the US and Pierre Dutrieux from the UK. If you are interested to nominate for the Leadership Group, please email your CV and a Letter of Interest to info@soos.aq until the 15th September 2023.

SOOS DMSC: Call for new Members

The SOOS Data Management Sub-Committee (DMSC) is inviting nominations of individuals, who have a professional data management expertise and who are affiliated with (inter)national data centres, networks and/or scientific data programmes. We particularly encourage applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented groups. Click the button below to nominate yourself or someone you know, who wants to: 

  • Be part of an international community of data professionals with a special interest in Southern Ocean data systems
  • Contribute to the unique pool of expertise
  • Share knowledge, network and discuss challenges related to managing data, developing data systems or adopting the principles of FAIR and open data

Nominate yourself or someone you know! More information here...

Last modified 21/Nov/2023/JB