Early Career Researcher Network
The Challenger Society’s Early Career Researcher Network is open to anyone who self identifies as an early career researcher in the marine sciences. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and faculty members, as well as project managers and other commercial sector associates within the marine sciences.
The aims of the network are:
1. to link with fellow Early Career Researchers and share expertise, news and opportunities
2. to link with other networks in the UK and internationally
3. to benefit from the Challenger Society framework and events to foster collaboration among groups and with senior researchers
4. to foster and support diversity at all levels of marine science
The Challenger Society for Marine Sciences recognises that Early Career Researchers (ECRs) have a critical role in the advancement of ocean sciences and sponsors events and activities to support them. If you are interested in joining the network or for more information, do not hesitate to get in touch with the ECR Network Coordinator, Siddhi Joshi
Please see details of the Chris Daniels Early Career Grant for ECRs here.
Join our network today to stay tuned on the latest news and opportunities for ECRs, shaping the future of marine sciences in the UK.
To join the ECR Network mailing list and/or provide seminar topic ideas, please fill in the following online form: https://forms.office.com/r/3gimz639PA
January 2022 Update
The Challenger society recognises that its Early Career members have a critical role in the advancement of ocean science and we are pleased to introduce in 2022 the Challenger Society Early Career Researcher Seminar Series. These are a series of practical marine science specific seminars to:
- Provide useful training in niche areas for marine science Early Career Researchers (ECRs) delivered by high level marine science specific guest speakers.
- Encourage collaboration and networking with ECRs to support each other through challenges of early careers.
Planned topics include seminars on Challenges of Doing Science at Sea, Data science using Python, Virtual Meet & Greets with the Challenger Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and many more!
The Challenger Society offers funding opportunities for Early Career Researchers such as the Stepping Stones Bursary and The Chris Daniels Early Career Grant. To improve the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility of the funding awards of the Challenger Society, we are looking for ECR members to join the nominations committee. The nominations committee will also be for Council positions/portfolios, as well as fellowships and awards. If you are a member of the Challenger Society and are interested in the possibility of joining a nominations committee for funding/grants awarded by the Challenger Society, please email us at email@example.com.
Please feel free to distribute the survey to ECRs and your wider networks.
National Marine Equipment Pool: Autumn 2023 call (Round 4) for applications
Members of the UK marine science community are invited to submit applications for items of equipment to be considered for addition to the National Marine Equipment Pool (NMEP). Full details of the application process are available on the Marine Facilities Advisory Board (MFAB) website and questions to Jackie Pearson, MFAB Secretary, are welcome. The closing date for applications is Friday 15 December 2023.
Measurement Systems for 21st Century Oceanography
There is an imperative to measure the ocean in greater detail if we are to chart a sustainable future on this planet. The Net-Zero Oceanographic Capability Scoping Study (2021), commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), therefore undertook a detailed review of the sensor systems and networks that will be needed to meet anticipated marine science priorities. The Future Marine Research Infrastructure (FMRI) Programme is continuing this engagement to shape NERC’s strategic investment in measurement technologies that enable new and different science.
Exciting opportunity – MEDIN Chair
The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) is seeking an outstanding new Chair, who can bring strategic leadership, enthusiasm and independent thinking to our Sponsors’ Board and Executive Team at a significant time in our development. Further information about the role can be found here.