Current Vacancies on Challenger Council
The Challenger Society is looking for its next Honorary Secretary, to take up the post at the AGM in September 2022. The Secretary normally serves a 4-year term on council.
The Secretary’s tasks include (but are not necessarily limited to)
- Act as one of the Officers of the society and ensure the society’s records with the Charity Commission and Companies House are up to date
- Act as the holder of the official postal address of the society
- Organising council meetings three times per year
- Organising and leading the Annual General Meeting
- Keep minutes of the council meetings
- Supporting council with general administration
This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the functioning and working of the Council and develop connections and oversight across the breadth of activity that Challenger undertakes. It would suit an organised and positive society member who seeks to expand their sphere of vision across the full range of UK marine science. The role will be especially prominent as we approach the Challenger 150 celebrations in 2022.
The Challenger Society is working towards being a fully equitable and inclusive organisation (see EDI statement here). The Society encourages applicants from underrepresented and/or diverse backgrounds to apply for the role of Secretary.
To apply, please submit a 1-page document outlining your background and motivation for the position. Applications are accepted until January 31st, 2022.
Please send your application, or any queries, to the current Secretary, Mattias Green, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is fieldwork a requirement for a career in marine science?
Please save the date for an introductory and perception gathering event run by a subset of the Challenger Society EDIA working group. The virtual event will focus on ‘Evaluating perceptions of job roles in marine research and raising awareness of digital twinning of the oceans to promote diversity and inclusivity in the marine sciences.’ The event will take place on the 27th of January 2021 13:30-15:30 on zoom.
The Decade Working Group (DWG): Update
In the UK marine community the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), hereafter ‘the Decade’, is gaining growing publicity. What is less well established is how UK marine researchers can participate in the Decade and how funding for research will emerge.
New NERC Ocean Observations Consultation
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has asked the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) to lead a piece of work on prioritising the sustained ocean observations that are most important to the UK and the international effort.