4th AtlantOS newsletter


The fourth AtlantOS newsletter focuses on Early Career Scientists (ECS) in Ocean Observing Sciences.

Early Career Scientists are defined as undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students or scientists who has received their highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years. It is relevant to involve and promote ECSs within all fields related to ocean observing to

  • Broaden individual and institutional scientific capacities,
  • Communicate expertise to future experts,
  • Ensure long-term progress,
  • Build a critical mass of highly qualified, engaged, and innovative people that promote and participate in capacity development in their future

The ‘Focus Area’ of this newsletter demonstrates the engagement of ECSs in ocean observing and how the ocean observing community (scientific research, technology development, etc.) benefit from involving ECSs, and how future perspectives might look like.

The selected contributions were written by ECSs in cooperation with senior scientists and range from (i) ethics and scientific responsibility in ocean observing, (ii) sustainability as a concept for ocean observing, (iii) microplastics, (iv) seafloor mapping, to (v) training the 21st century ocean scientists.

With these examples, we would like to encourage the ocean observing community to continue and even intensify their engagement with Early Career Scientists. In addition, ECSs are invited to actively take part e.g. in discussions about a sustainable and fit-for purpose (Atlantic) ocean observing system ranging from ocean observing requirements to enhance societal benefit, over observation structures, data management and integration, capacity as well as technology development to building a fit-for-purpose governance system.

AtlantOS Newsletter 4 (PDF) (4.4 MiB)