Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

With support from the National Science Foundation, the Ocean Studies Board acts as the U.S. National Committee to the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). A body of the International Council for Science (ICSU), SCOR is an international, nongovernmental organization that:

  • promotes international cooperation in planning and conducting oceanographic research and in solving methodological and conceptual problems that hinder research
  • promotes capacity building for marine scientists in developing countries and countries with economies in transition
  • acts as the ocean science advisor to UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission

Currently, 38 nations appoint Nominated Members to SCOR.


As the U.S. National SCOR Committee, the Ocean Studies Board provides input to SCOR on behalf of the U.S. ocean science community, provides non-binding reviews of working group proposals to the SCOR Executive Committee, and is responsible for providing the annual U.S. dues to SCOR.



Emily Twigg, Program Officer


SCOR website