Current SCOR Working Groups

Working groups are usually formed of not more than 10 members to deliberate on a narrowly focused topic and develop a publication for the primary scientific literature. Their work is intended to be completed in 4 years or less. SCOR has sponsored—alone or with other organizations—144 working groups, including the current ones.

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Past Working Groups

Group Title of Working Group Chair/Co-chair Reporter

WG 134

The Microbial Carbon Pump in the Ocean

Nianzhi JIAO (China-Beijing)

Farooq Azam (USA)


WG 135 Hydrothermal Energy Transfer and its Impact on the Ocean Carbon Cycles (with InterRidge)

Christopher German (USA)

Nadine Le Bris (France)

Athena Coustenis

WG 137

Patterns of Phytoplankton Dynamics in Coastal Ecosystems: Comparative Analysis of Time Series Observation

Kedong Yin (Australia)

Hans Paerl (USA)

John Volkman

WG 138

Modern Planktic Foraminifera and Ocean Changes (with IGBP)

Gerald Ganssen (The Netherlands)

Michal Kucera (Germany)

Missy Feeley
WG 139 Organic Ligands – A Key Control on Trace Metal Biogeochemistry in the Ocean

Sylvia Sander (New Zealand)

Kristen Buck (Bermuda)

Maeve Lohan (UK)

WG 140 Biogeochemical Exchange Processes at the Sea-Ice Interfaces (BEPSII)

Jacqueline Stefels (Netherlands)

Nadja Steiner (Canada)

John Volkman

WG 141

Sea-Surface Microlayers

Michael Cunliffe (UK)

Oliver Wurl (Germany)

John Volkman

WG 142

Quality Control Procedures for Oxygen and Other Biogeochemical Sensors on Floats and Gliders

Arne Körtzinger (Germany)

Ken Johnson (USA)

Missy Feeley

WG 143

Dissolved N2O and CH4 measurements: Working towards a global network of ocean time series measurements of N2O and CH4

Hermann Bange (Germany)

Sam Wilson (USA)

John Volkman

WG 144

Microbial Community Responses to Ocean Deoxygenation

Bess Ward (USA)

Mark Costello