The International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) Early Career Scientists network is open to anyone that self identifies as an early career scientist in physical or chemical sciences of the oceans. Join here.

We envision a community that will provide networking opportunities, mentoring, conference activities and easy access to information about jobs, field work opportunities, workshops and more. Whilst doing this we will strive to promote diversity and inclusivity as actively as possible. Most recent updates from the IAPSO ECS network are published in our newsletter.

Important Updates

IAPSO ECS session

During VACO-21, the IAPSO Early Career Network will offer a session on Wednesday July 21st at 17:45 UTC, following the IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Early Career Scientist awardee talks.

The session will be focused on different career paths and challenges early career scientists may face. The session will start with a brief introduction from the chairs of the IAPSO ECS working group, Alejandra Sanchez-Franks and Malin Ă–dalen, followed by our keynote speakers, Julia Gottschalk and Katelin Childers.

Drs. Gottschalk and Childers both have PhDs in marine science but have followed different career paths in academia and industry, respectively. They will share their career stories, talk about obstacles and choices they have faced, and share advice that can be useful along the way. We will finish with a relaxed social event where you get to know your peers.

Please register here

Joint ECS efforts are critical to furthering our understanding of the oceans

Early career scientist networks are rapidly growing, help you to contribute to the community, and help to further our understanding of the ocean. Check out this new EGU blog post by IAPSO ECS committee member Arvind Singh to read more about the importances of ECS networks in our community.

The Virtual Atmosphere-Cryosphere-Ocean seminar series, 19-23 July 2021 (VACO-21)

There is still time to register for the Virtual Atmosphere-Cryosphere-Ocean seminar series, 19-23 July 2021 (VACO-21), which is being held in replacement of the postponed joint assembly (BACO-21). This international online seminar series is hosted jointly by IAMAS, IACS and IAPSO. Registration is free.

Please see this announcement for details on program and registration

2 opportunities for students to sail on a research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) at the University of Miami is seeking applicants to participate in a hydrographic long-line research cruise (6 weeks) this Fall, in September-October 2021, in the Gulf of Mexico on the NOAA SHIP Ronald H. Brown, as part of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program. Duties are largely CTD/deck operations.

Please see this announcement for details. Deadline for applications: June 25, 2021.

More cruise opportunities

HAPPY World Oceans Day everyone! Read the inspiring stories of our community!

To celebrate the UN World Oceans Day (8 June, 2021), our newsletter features Early Career Scientist oceanographers from the poles to the tropics, across the five great oceans. Read their inspiring stories (pdf (976 KB), pdf (33 MB)) and celebrate the diversity of our community with us!

We are recruiting a new committee member

We are looking for a 10th member to join the IAPSO ECS committee! In particular, we are looking for someone who will spearhead a new sub-committee on equity, diversity and inclusion. As an IAPSO ECS committee member you may also be responsible for tasks such as assisting with social media, organising events at the IAPSO assemblies, participating in quarterly meetings, etc.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send an email detailing how you would like to contribute to the team and a one page CV.

As our group currently has representation from North America, Europe and Asia, we particularly encourage applications from representatives affiliated with universities/institutes in Africa and South/Central America.

Call for Ocean Decade U.S. participation

The ocean is central to the functioning of the planet and human well-being, but ongoing depletion, warming, and pollution threaten its future. The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is a global effort from 2021-2030 focused on ensuring the sustainable use of ocean resources and long-term ocean health. The U.S. National Committee for the Ocean Decade U.S. invites top experts in a wide range of disciplines to join this important effort. Learn how to participate here.

Busan IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Joint Assembly 2021

Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the Joint Assembly will not happen in person and will likely reduce to a modest number of online keynote talks. The next Assembly will be IUGG 2023, in Berlin, Germany.