SOLAS Open Science Conferences


Open Science Conference 2019, Sapporo, Japan, 21-25 April 2019

The SOLAS Open Science Conference 2019 was held in Sapporo, Japan from 21-25 April 2019 at the Hokkaido University Conference Hall. Organised and run by a committee of 17 nationalities, the conference welcomed 190 attendees from 30 countries to share their research and knowledge of SOLAS science. During plenary talks, discussion sessions, and poster presentations, participants were able to exchange about current projects and new ideas, as well as present their own findings.

During this year’s Open Science Conference, a day-long geoengineering workshop took place which discussed how the air-sea research community can help inform the decision-making process in climate intervention. Other highlights of the conference include an Early Career Scientists Day during which about 25 doctoral students and postdocs networked and presented their research in three-minute talks.

The SOLAS IPO would like to thank all participants and sponsors for making the conference a success. Again, congratulations to the winners of the student poster competition, George Manville and Lumi Kinjo, and the winners of the Early Career Scientist Day talk competition Pat Wongpan, Stephanie Schneider, and Hannah Horowitz.

The outcomes and reports of the sessions will be published in the upcoming issue of SOLAS Event Report. The reseach works of the winners of the student poster and the Early Career Day awards will be highlighed in the coming Event Report as well.


Open Science Conference 2015, Kiel, Germany, 7-11 September 2015

The SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 was held in Kiel, Germany 7 - 11 September 2015 at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel bringing together over 260 scientists from 35 countries. During plenary talks, discussion sessions and poster presentations participants were able to learn and exchange about cutting edge research in the field and present their own findings.

On Monday 7thSeptember special site events took place as part of the SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015. An all-day meeting of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) and the Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison (SOCOM)community was attended by around 50 scientist with the highlight of launching the SOCAT version 3. For her dedicated work with SOCAT Dorothee Bakker received a reward during the conference banquet.

The German contribution to SOLAS, the Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene (SOPRAN) project also had its final meeting and published a brochure containing important scientific highlights of the last 9 years.

To strengthen the SOLAS commitment towards capacity building the workshop `The ABC of presenting: Audience-friendly, Brief and Clear` for early career scientist was organized. This workshop was held over two days and helped the early career scientist to further develop their presentations skills.

On the last day of the conference a small `Nordic SOLAS` meeting took place to introduce the visions of Swedish SOLAS and discuss an expansion of the network to include scientists from all Nordic countries.

We also congratulate the winners of the student poster competition Panassa Essowe, Leonie Esters, Margaux Gourdal, Sinnika Lennartz, Mingshuang Sun, Precious Mongwe, Camille Richon, Tianfeng Guo and Alex Zavarsky.


Open Science Conference 2012, Cle Elum, WS, USA, 7-10 May 2012

The SOLAS Open Science Conference 2012 took place in Cle Elum, Washington State, USA from 7 to 10 May 2012. The conference was hosted by the local organising committee comprising of David Kieber (USA), Lisa Miller (Canada) and Trish Quinn (USA).
It was attended by over 200 people from 28 countries, including 51 students.

Conference materials and following up reports available below:

- last update May 2019 -