The Challenger Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility (EDIA) working group was formed in May 2021 and succeeds the previous Challenger Diversity in Marine Science (DiMS) group formed in 2016. It brings together those interested in improving EDIA across the Challenger Society and marine science in general. We meet once a month on Zoom to discuss ways to improve EDIA across and beyond UK marine science and develop and implement actions where possible. If you would like to join the working group or find out more please email the working group chair

EDIA working group zoom meeting picture from October 2023

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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 

Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £40 by contacting

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