Scientific Steering Committee

The SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) represents a broad spectrum of disciplines and nationalities, and includes both mid-career and senior scientists. The continuing success of SOLAS relies on the input of its engaged members.
The SSC members are responsible for providing scientific guidance to, and overseeing the development, planning and implementation of the SOLAS project. They are tasked to communicate on ongoing SOLAS activities and to encourage the publication and dissemination of SOLAS science results. They are also expected to communicate with the SOLAS International Office regularly on various issues.

The SSC members are appointed by the four SOLAS parent programmes, WCRP, SCOR, iCACGP and Future Earth for a first term of 3 years, renewable once. The term of reference of an SSC member can be found under this link.

The SSC members meet physically in average and at least once per year for a 3-day SSC meeting.

2019 SOLAS Scientific Steering Committee members
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Participants in the SOLAS SSC meeting 2019. Standing left to right: Parvadha Suntharalingam, Anna Rutgersson, Santiago Gassó, Katye Altieri, Philip Boyd, Laura Gallardo, Peter Minnett, Maurice Levasseur, Erik van Doorn, Lisa Miller, Arne Körtzinger, Jurgita Ovadnevaite, Mohd Talib Latif. Kneeling left to right: Anoop Mahajan, Jun Nishioka, Guiling Zhang. Missing: Cristina Facchini. Photo credit: Jessica Gier.
Lisa Miller (Canada)
Expertise: sea-Ice bgc and marine
inorganic bgc

Katye Altieri
(South Africa) 
(Exec Cmt member)
Expertise:atmospheric molecules,
climate policy
Philip Boyd (Australia)
Expertise: ocean and atm iron bgc, climate intervention, multi stressors, phytopl. processes
Erik van Doorn (Germany)
Expertise: law of the Sea
Expertise: physical and chemical processes in
multiphase atm. systems
Expertise: atmospheric modeling,pollutants
Expertise: remote sensing, aerosols, dust transport

Arne Körtzinger (Germany) 
Expertise: carbon cycle, ocean observation

Mohd Talib Latif
Expertise: microlayer, atmosph. aerosols

(Exec Cmt member)
Expertise: ocean bgc, dimethylsulfide, Arctic,
ice algae
Expertise: Atm chemistry, halogens, climate modelling
Expertise: air-sea physical interaction
Jun Nishioka (Japan)
(Exec Cmt member)
Expertise: ocean trace metal bgc cycle,
polar oceanog. and sea-ice bgc
Expertise: Aerosol chem, physics, and cloud processes
Expertise: air-sea physical interaction
Expertise: numerical modeling, biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur

Guiling Zhang (China)
Expertise: biogeochemistry of trace gases

The SOLAS SSC meeting 2019 was held in Jozankei, Hokkaido, Japan, on 26-28 April 2019 and was supported by:


Future Earth files/solas-int/content/images/logos/FE_Logo.png
Institute of Low Temperature Science (ILTS) files/solas-int/content/news/images_1/ILTS.jpg
Hokkaido University files/solas-int/content/news/images_1/HokkUni.jpg
Scientific Committee
on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) files/solas-int/content/images/logos/solas-logos/WCRP_png.png


- last update June 2019-