Kim Currie (NIWA, New Zealand) has joined Masao Ishii at the helm of the IOCCP Scientific Steering Group. In her day job, Kim is a scientist with NIWA and the University of Otago in New Zealand, with a focus on marine carbon chemistry. She is responsible for surface ocean carbon programmes and coastal ocean acidification observations in New Zealand, and is actively involved in a number of globally coordinated activities such as SOCAT, GOA-ON and IOCCP. You will have a chance to learn more about Kim and her new role from the next issue of the IOCCP Conveyor which will be published before Easter. We are confident that IOCCP leadership is in very capable hands as we march on our road towards sustained marine biogeochemistry observations.
We take this opportunity to publicly thank Toste Tanhua, from whom Kim has taken over the IOCCP Co-chairmanship. Toste has enriched IOCCP with his dedicated service for the past decade and we are very grateful for his proactive attitude and visionary leadership which benefited marine biogeochemistry and ocean observing in general. Toste will continue his community service in his new role as Co-chair of GOOS.