United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Call for Nominations: Future Directions for Southern Ocean and Antarctic Nearshore and Coastal Research

Call for Nominations
Future Directions for Southern Ocean and Antarctic Nearshore and Coastal Research

Deadline: September 19, 2022

The National Academies’ Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, in collaboration with the Polar Research Board and Ocean Studies Board, are currently soliciting nominations for a new ad hoc committee that will provide guidance to the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs on future directions for Southern Ocean and Antarctic nearshore and coastal research. The study will provide guidance on key science drivers and consider the portfolio of tools, technologies, and ship capabilities needed to address these drivers. For more information and to view the statement of task, visit the project webpage.

The National Academies is seeking individuals to serve on the committee with expertise in physical, chemical, and biological oceanography (particularly in ice-covered seas and among glaciers) and ocean technologies, continental margin processes, land-ocean-ice interactions, and Antarctic marine life and ecosystems. Self-nominations are welcome.

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. We encourage the nomination of volunteers who reflect the populations we serve and also welcome in particular nominations of candidates from underrepresented racial, ethnic, gender and sexual identity groups, people with disabilities, and early- and mid-career professionals.

If you have questions, please email Caroline Bell at cbbell@nas.edu.