SCOR does not have a CD statement or strategic plan but has an active range of capacity development activities.
SCOR established (in 2007) its Committee on Capacity Building (Chaired by Venu Ittekot). The terms of reference are as follows:
(i) Provide direction for SCOR’s capacity-building activities: participation of scientists from developing countries and countries with economies in transition in SCOR activities (e.g., guidelines for WG proposals), the POGO-SCOR Fellowship Program, travel grants (e.g., guidelines for grants), and provision of reports to libraries in developing countries.
(ii) Guide and assist SCOR Executive Director in development of new capacity-building activities, particularly the Regional Graduate Networks of Oceanography activity.
(iii) Assist SCOR-sponsored projects and working groups in developing and implementing their capacity-building activities.
(iv) Help SCOR arrange funding for existing and new capacity-building activities.
(v) Assist SCOR in interacting with regional and international groups related to capacity building in ocean sciences, such as the ICSU regional centres, START, IOC regional programs, etc.
SCOR capacity development activities include (i) travel support; (ii) SCOR Visiting Scholars programme; (iii) Ocean CB portal (in which is included the Summer Schools Portal, hosted by IOC/IODE); (iii) POGO-SCOR Fellowships; and (iv) Regional Graduate Networks.