Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Challenger Society for Marine Science is a learned society for marine scientists in the UK, aimed at advancing the study and application of marine science, encouraging collaboration across a full range of disciplines and sectors with interests in the marine sciences, holding regular scientific discussion meetings and forums, and to disseminate knowledge through blogs and publications.

We are pleased that we have increased the representation of Early Career Researchers and international researchers, and improved gender balance, at the Challenger Society science meetings. However, we also recognise that there is a long way to go for us to be a fully equitable and inclusive organisation. We would like to state our commitment to positive action to improve i) diversity monitoring and reporting, and ii) pipeline support, visibility and accessibility for underrepresented marine researchers and students, including but not limited to class, disability, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity and sexuality.

Latest News

2024 Challenger Medallist and Fellows

We are delighted to announce the 2024 recipients of the Challenger Medal and the Challenger Fellowships. These biennial awards will be presented to awardees at the Challenger Conference in September.


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Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition

Please see a news item from the Royal Society below.

The Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition is now open for entries. Submit your photograph by 23 August 2024 in our categories of; Astronomy, Behaviour, Earth Science and Climatology, Ecology and Environmental Science, and Microimaging.

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Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities

The following Royal Society Philosophical Trans A issue has been highly cited and downloaded - Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities organised and edited by Andrew J S Meijers, Corinne Le Quéré CBE FRS, Pedro M S Monteiro, Jean-Baptiste Sallée and the articles can be accessed directly at www.bit.ly/TransA2249 

Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £40 by contacting sales@royalsociety.org

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