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  1. The Pessimist: I have seen the future - brother; it is murder Leonard Cohen

  2. The Pessimist: I have seen the future - brother; it is murder Leonard Cohen The Skeptic: An organization that has been around for fifty years may well have outlived its usefulness. Dick Stoddart

  3. This talk • Why is SCOR still around?

  4. This talk • Why is SCOR still around? • Why is SCOR in good health?

  5. This talk • Why is SCOR still around? • Why is SCOR in good health? • Why is SCOR influential?

  6. This talk • Why is SCOR still around? • Why is SCOR in good health? • Why is SCOR influential? • A recipe for future good health.

  7. The Mandate

  8. Interpretation of the mandate • SCOR is international - covers all branches of marine science

  9. Interpretation of the mandate • SCOR is international - covers all branches of marine science • SCOR is a bottom-up organization • National SCOR committees

  10. Interpretation of the mandate • SCOR is international - covers all branches of marine science • SCOR is a bottom-up organization • National SCOR committees • SCOR stands for excellence in science

  11. Interpretation of the mandate • SCOR is international - covers all branches of marine science • SCOR is a bottom-up organization • National SCOR committees • SCOR stands for excellence in science • SCOR works in partnership with others

  12. The people of SCOR

  13. The people of SCOR • The secretariat • George Hemmen • Liz Gross • Ed Urban

  14. The people of SCOR • The secretariat • George Hemmen • Liz Gross • Ed Urban • The nominated members • The Executive

  15. The people of SCOR • The secretariat • George Hemmen • Liz Gross • Ed Urban • The nominated members • The Executive • The ocean science community • The Working Groups • The Programs

  16. SCOR’s budget

  17. SCOR’s budget • Small budget (<$1 MM/year): SCOR is not about money

  18. SCOR’s budget • Small budget (<$1 MM/year): SCOR is not about money • Prudent financial management.Tight priorities - live within our means (e.g. max 2 new WG per year)

  19. SCOR’s budget • Small budget (<$1 MM/year): SCOR is not about money • Prudent financial management.Tight priorities - live within our means (e.g. max 2 new WG per year) • Serves working groups and programs

  20. SCOR’s budget • Small budget (<$1 MM/year): SCOR is not about money • Prudent financial management.Tight priorities - live within our means (e.g. max 2 new WG per year) • Serves working groups and programs • Cannot afford bureaucracy

  21. The spirit of SCOR • How can a tiny organization on a tiny budget have any influence at all?

  22. The spirit of SCOR How can a tiny organization on a tiny budget have any influence at all? SCOR is not about money!

  23. The spirit of SCOR How can a tiny organization on a tiny budget have any influence at all? SCOR is not about money! SCOR is about science and excellence!

  24. The spirit of SCOR How can a tiny organization on a tiny budget have any influence at all? SCOR is not about money! SCOR is about science and excellence! SCOR has been and will continue to be successful because it represents the best and the noblest of human endeavors, the search for truth. Ideals give us strength and sustain us intellectually and emotionally. SCOR works because at heart we are idealists.

  25. Recipe for a successful future • Respect and uphold our mandate • Maintain the highest standards of excellence • Maintain strong national committes • Maintain strong links to our partners and supporters • Avoid playing politics; remain an honest broker • Remain open to new ideas

  26. “I have seen SCOR - brother; it is the future”

  27. What SCOR is not • It is not about money • It is not an administrative organization • It is not a research institute, nor a funding agency