The international Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project is an international research initiative aiming to understand the key biogeochemical-physical interactions and feedbacks between the ocean and atmosphere. Achievement of this goal is important to understand and quantify the role that ocean-atmosphere interactions play in the regulation of climate and global change.

SOLAS is jointly sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), the international Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (iCACGP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). SOLAS was established as a core project of IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme), and became a core project of Future Earth in 2015.

Key Contacts

Dr. Esther Rickert

SOLAS Project Officer; GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Dr. Jessica Gier

SOLAS Executive Director; GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany

Dr. Li Li

SOLAS Project Officer; State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen, China

Dr. Lisa Miller

SOLAS Chair Scientific Steering Committee; Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada

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