IAPSO Best Practice Study Groups

IAPSO is inviting applications for Best Practice Study Groups in the period 2019-2021. Each group will receive up to US$10,000 towards the costs of a meeting.

Proposals should reach the IAPSO Secretariat via email by 30 November 2019.

The proposers of Best Practice Study Group proposals will be notified by 31 December 2019 of the success or otherwise of their proposals.

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1) The proposal must be presented and signed by a group of researchers from different countries? Can be presented and signed by a group of researchers from one country only, or by one researcher?

The proposal must have the consent of a group of researchers from different countries. Can be presented by one researcher indicating the members (with countries and expertise) of the Study group. 

2) The proposed issue should necessarily produce recomendations that represent an advance for the whole oceanographic community or it can be produce new recomendations to be applied to some regional community?

If it is a regional problem, that's fine. Could the solution perhaps be exported to a wider level later?

3) This type of proposals for IAPSO Best Practice Study Groups will take place in further years too?

We plan to lunch a call for IAPSO Best Practice Study Groups every two years to support 2 groups during this time.