Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research

University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

Established: 1957

Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation
Geographical scope: Global
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Organisation’s vision:

To advance ocean research within and across disciplines by stimulating international cooperation in ocean sciences.

Organisation’s mission:

Organisation’s objectives (if different from the Mission):


  • capacity development
  • research
  • science
  • techniques


  • Defining strategies/road maps/priorities for Earth (ocean) observing/science
  • Science coordination
  • Training scientists/technicians