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2014 Open call for nomination to the SOLAS international Scientific Steering Committee

SOLAS’ aim is to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. Achievement of this goal is crucial to understand and quantify the role that ocean-atmosphere interactions play in the regulation of climate and global change. In 2014, SOLAS celebrates its 10 year anniversary and is currently planning its next phase (2015 – 2025). For more information on the project, please see the SOLAS website

Overall scientific guidance on all aspects of SOLAS activities is provided by the Scientific Steering Committee (SSC). The SSC functions as the central decision-making body for SOLAS, and sets the scientific direction and priorities of the project. The SSC is supported by the SOLAS International Project Office and is composed of about 15 mid-career and senior scientists from a broad spectrum of disciplines and nationalities. Members are appointed for a 3-year term, renewable once, and meet in person at least once a year to address SOLAS issues. More information on the Scientific Steering Committee can be found online.

SOLAS welcomes nominations to its SSC for a term beginning on January 1st 2015. Please find below the minimum qualifications required and instructions on how to apply (in case of self-nomination) or to nominate.

The deadline for applications is 22nd September 2014, 12:00 noon Berlin time. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by 15th October 2014.


Minimum qualifications and experience required to apply:

· Extensive international and/or national experience in air-sea interaction research;

· Established reputation in the international research arena;

· Active in the SOLAS relevant field of research;

· Have time to commit to fulfill SSC member responsibilities

 How to apply

A. Both self-nominations and nominations by a third party are accepted. If you are nominating someone else, please ensure you have obtained his or her agreement prior to submission of his or her nomination.

 B. Nominations should include the following information:


    First name, family name of the candidate:



    Current country of residence:

    Date of birth:


    Contact information:


    Year of PhD:


    Area of expertise (max. 20 words):

    Brief case for support along with a vision statement indicating areas of specific interest and engagement in SOLAS (max. 500 words):

    Up to 10 relevant and recent publications:

    Submitted by (self, or name of nominee if not self):

C. In addition, nominations should include a short CV (max. 3 pages).

Applications/Nominations should be submitted by email with letter and supporting documents attached (Microsoft Word, pdf or similar) to Stefan Kontradowitz (SOLAS Project Officer): skontradowitz(at) The subject line of the email should be: ‘Nomination to the 2014 SOLAS SSC’


SOLAS International Project Office

GEOMAR Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel