Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)

The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) works to further international scientific activity in all branches of oceanic research.

To do so, SCOR examines problems and identifies elements that would benefit from enhanced international action, including improvement of scientific methods, design of critical experiments and measurement programmes, and relevant aspects of science policy; fosters recognition of individual marine scientists and laboratories; presents the views of marine scientists to the appropriate international community; and co-operates with national and international organizations concerned with scientific aspects of ocean research and inter-related activities. SCOR was established by the Executive Board of ICSU (our predecessor organization) in Brussels in July 1957.