Become a GCAN Member Today

  • Review and agree to the requirements for the general membership.
  • Review the roles and responsibilities for the Working Groups, Steering and Executive Committees.
  • Fill out the form below.
  • Join the Ocean Acidification Information Network and the GCAN team on the Network’s site.

General Membership Requirements

  • Join the Ocean Acidification Information Exchange (OAIE)
  • Create bio & update on GCAN OAIE Team
  • Provide publication references if you have them
  • Provide at least one annual update to the OAIE
  • Be willing to receive requests for information, provide expert consult or guidance when needed

Executive Team Duties

  • Implement organizational structure
  • Organize & lead Steering Committee
  • Set priorities for GCAN activities in consultation with working groups
  • Develop annual GCAN progress report & funding proposal
  • Define & approve budget allocations
  • Develop & guide GCAN mission, vision, roles & responsibilities
  • Select working groups & provide guidance for committee activities in coordination with Stakeholder and Science Working Group & Committee Chairs

Steering Committee Duties

  • Support organizational structure
  • Develop implementation plan & update every two years
  • Support, facilitate & assist with functions of working groups
  • Guide & assist with workshop planning
  • Plan & organize webinars
  • Recommend priorities for GCAN

Stakeholder Working Group Requirements

  • Begin with & continue stakeholder surveys
  • Questions about understanding COA
  • Concerns with respect to their sectors
  • Needs for information
  • Willing to write letters of support & provide guidance
  • Engage where appropriate on advisory teams, proposals, & workshops in partnership¬†with Science Working Group
  • Guide development of outreach & educational information

Science Working Group Requirements

  • Reference list solicitation and posting on GCAN OAIE Team
  • Use reference list, webinars and workshops to generate:
    • State of the science document (SOS)
    • Identify regional gaps, priorities & info needs in partnership with stakeholders
  • Participate in & encourage proposal development as needed in partnership with¬†stakeholders.

Please fill out this form to become a GCAN member

GCAN Membership Form
What field(s) do you work in? Please select all that apply. *
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Are you interested in becoming a GCAN member?
Would you like to join the GCAN Steering Committee? (View Steering Committee roles and responsibilities above.)
Would you like to join the GCAN Science Working Group? (View Science Working Group roles and responsibilities above.)
Would you like to become a member of the GCAN Stakeholder Working Group? (View Working Group roles and responsibilities above.)
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