SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015
The well attended SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 was held in Kiel, Germany 7-11 September at the Christian-Albrechts University. Over 270 scientists from 35 countries came together to learn and discuss about the latest developments on biogeochemical-physical air-sea interactions and processes. During plenary talks, discussion sessions and poster presentations participants were able to exchange about cutting edge research in the field and present their own findings.
During this year’s Open Science Conference, special site events took place like an all-day meeting of the Surface Ocean CO2 Atlas (SOCAT) and the Surface Ocean pCO2 Mapping Intercomparison (SOCOM) communities, highlighted by the launch of 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 early career scientist to further develop their presentation 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.
The SOLAS IPO would like to thank all participants for making this latest edition of the SOLAS Open Science Conference a success. We also congratulate again 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.
Photo by Jan Steffen, GEOMAR