The international conference “Shipping and the Environment” to be held in Gothenburg on 24-25 October 2017 will be followed by a Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) shipping workshop on 26 October. The aim of this workshop is to develop plans for SOLAS research focusing on shipping, and to bring together groups of researchers keen to contribute to this research.
SOLAS is developing a research theme that assesses the effects of commercial shipping on the ocean-atmosphere system. This is an important research area in the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 14 “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”. Future Earth, of which SOLAS is a component project, is committed to supporting these Sustainable Development Goals.
The current initiative began as a Discussion Session at the SOLAS Open Science Conference in September 2015, and gained further momentum as one of the three foci of the “SOLAS Science and Society” workshop in Brussels in October 2016. These discussions emphasized the need to integrate natural science and social science perspectives.
We encourage applications to participate in the workshop, and will give priority to participants in the conference. There is a limited budget to support travel costs for participants, and priority will be given to support applicants from developing countries.
If you are interested to attend the workshop, please download and complete the short form below and send by email to David Turner: david.turner(at)marine.gu.se.
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