Early Career Event 2014
Thank you to all those who attended the Early Career Event at the Challenger Society Conference! You made it a fantastic event! Over 70 early career researchers took part in the event that hosted presentations about finding postdocs and fellowships (by Anna Hickman from the University of Southampton), careers in science coordination (by Jen Riley from National Oceanography Centre) and careers outside academia (by Ruban Tharmarajah from IMAREST).
Varied and valuable advice flowed at breakneck speed with top tips "speed-pitch" style from scientists in different roles and with different career paths. Many thanks to Bee Berx (Marine Scotland), Sian Henley (University of Edinburgh), Maeve Lohan (Plymouth University) and Alex Poulton (National Oceanography Centre).
“Early career session at #challenger2014 was superb! Great advice, lots of reading materials, and encouragement from speakers” - @HayleyEversKing
The useful lists of fellowship schemes, job search websites, mentoring schemes, early career networks and science coordination programs provided during the event are below:
Early Career Networks.pdf
Funding and Fellowhships.pdf
Science Coordination Programmes.pdf
If you have any thoughts on how the event ran, ideas as to what we could do in future, or even if you would be interested in future events being run please let us know by getting in contact with the current Early Career Network Coordinator by visiting our Contact page.
New edition of Ocean Challenge is available for download
We are very pleased to announce that the new edition of Ocean Challenge V22 No.2 is available for download.
Sea Level SIG Meeting - Registration/Abstract submission open
2nd-4th July 2018 the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level will be hosting an international conference on sea-level at NOC and the University of Liverpool. We're already receiving abstracts for speakers and posters, so make sure you submit yours soon - abstract deadline is the 30th March.
Seeking Expressions Of Interest for position of Honorary Secretary on the Challenger Council
We seek lively and engaging scientists, from academia or industry, enthusiastic about supporting career development for our colleagues and helping to shape and manage the future of one of oldest and foremost Marine Science Societies in the world. We have three Council positions available including Honorary Secretary. See http://challenger-society.org.uk/join_council for more information.