Portugal is now a member of SCOR with this membership being supported by AIR Centre.
SCOR is an international non-governmental non-profit organization that focus on promoting international cooperation in planning and conducting oceanographic research and solving methodological and conceptual problems that hinder research.
SCOR also conducts several different activities to build the capacity for ocean science in developing countries and every SCOR activity includes members from developing countries.
Scientists from thirty-three nations have formed national SCOR committees as a foundation for international SCOR. Approximately 600 scientists from nearly 60 countries currently participate in SCOR activities.