Thank you to all members of the SOLAS and OCB communities who submitted such high-quality nominations for the new subcommittee on Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions. We received a total of 28 nominations. A small committee of scientists from the OCB and SOLAS scientific leadership independently reviewed all of the nomination packages and then engaged in an open discussion, followed by a ranking/voting process. The inaugural subcommittee includes the following 12 members: Rachel Stanley (Wellesley College, subcommittee chair), Thomas Bell (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), Yuan Gao (Rutgers), Cassandra Gaston (Univ. Miami, RSMAS), David Ho (Univ. Hawaii), David Kieber (SUNY Syracuse), Katherine Mackey (Univ. California, Irvine), Nicholas Meskhidze (NC State Univ.), Bill Miller (Univ. Georgia), Henry Potter (TAMU), Penny Vlahos (Univ. Connecticut), and Patricia Yager (Univ. Georgia).
The scientific focus of this subcommittee is on ocean-atmosphere interactions and their role in marine biogeochemical cycles. There is a substantial overlap between the scientific goals of the OCB and SOLAS communities, and this subcommittee seeks to strengthen communication and collaboration between ocean and atmospheric scientists to create a thriving, collaborative air-sea interaction research community in the US. The OCB Project Office will host and provide logistical support for this subcommittee.
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