Deadline extended until 8th August for SOLAS workshop on `SOLAS Science and Society´

August 2, 2016 Deadline extended until 8th August for SOLAS workshop on `SOLAS Science and Society´

The Surface Ocean – Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) project is pleased to announce that a free workshop on the topic of `SOLAS Science and Society` will take place in Brussels 26-27 October this year. The workshop will bring together researchers in the field of ocean-atmosphere interactions and social scientists.

 One of the goals of Future Earth, stuff the newest SOLAS sponsor, sales is to more tightly couple science and society. This is a rather bold new step for SOLAS scientists, as to date the most intense coupling in our community has been only on the topic of geoengineering. During the SOLAS Open Science Conference in Kiel in September, 2015, a discussion session was held regarding this idea. One aim of the discussion was to identify SOLAS scientists interested in pursuing this integrating effort and some ideas on topics and procedures. The main outcome of the discussion was that there is clear interest within the SOLAS community to participate in joint scientific research with social scientists.

 In order to facilitate this process, we have decided to hold a two day workshop focusing on three separate topics:

 •Valuing carbon and the ocean’s role,

 •(In)Forming policy across the air-sea interface, and

 •The shipping industry and air-sea interactions.

Read more and register here