• A scientific workshop bringing together researchers working in the West Antarctic Peninsula
  • This international workshop will develop a detailed implementation plan for an under-ice observing system, based on the SOOS "Seeing below the ice" strategy for under ice observations. This is a core activity of the POGO OASIIS Working Group
  • This one-day international workshop will discuss the practicalities of deploying the NECKLACE instruments, data processing and dissemination, and strategies for selecting optimal deployment sites to satisfy individual researchers’ aims and NECKLACE’s ambitions. 
  • A joint meeting of SCAR Action Group on remote sensing of animals and the SOOS Censusing Animal Populations from Space (CAPS) working group. Half of the day will be devoted to SCAR Action Group business, and half to discussing the CAPS pack-ice seal census project.
  • There will be several opportunities for you to hear more about SOOS at the upcoming SCAR Open Science Conference, with numerous SOOS presentations, workshops, information sessions and scientific sessions.
  • The SOOS data management sub-committee is pleased to welcome Joana Beja as the new co-chair.

  • A new Partnership for Observations of the Global Oceans (POGO) working group has been established, with the aim of advancing under-ice observations in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

  • The US National Ice Centrer (NIC) produces a range of Daily Ice Analysis Products that provide a daily edge position of the sea ice as lat/lon vertices, and have useful applications for those conducting ocean research in high latitudes.

  • Southern Ocean mooring data is coming to the surface with a new project by SOOS and US partners that aims to make Southern Ocean data easier to find and share.

  • This article outlines key outcomes from the SOOS data management sub-committee (DMSC) meeting in San Diego, May 2016.

  • This publication is the result of the 2014 SOOS International Workshop on identification of ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables (eEOVs), and provides the framework for SOOS efforts towards designing an observing system for the Southern Ocean.
  • This article is an overview of the 2015 activities of SOOS, in particular focusing on the outcomes of the 2015 international workshop "Assessing the State of the Climate of the Southern Ocean", and the SOOS-WCRP-ESA "Air-Sea fluxes workshop", as well as the Southern Ocean community contribution to the WMO Year of Polar Prediction.
  • This publication is the editorial of the DSRII Special Issue "International efforts to understanding of the changing Antarctic climate: The KOPRI expedition to the Amundsen Sea". 
  • An Eos publication on the SOOS Air-Sea Fluxes effort
  • Issue 9 of the SOOS newsletter "SOOS Update" is now available and includes information on IPO activities products, SOOS-relevant field campaigns, data management activities and more!
A key objective of SOOS is the development of a data system that provides seamless access to essential data products for the Southern Ocean
Regional Working Groups
Indian Sector More Info
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Capability Working Groups
Censusing Animal Populations from Space (CAPS) More Info
Southern Ocean Fluxes (SOFLUX) More Info
ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables (eEOVs) More Info
Observing and Understanding the Ocean below Antarctic Sea Ice and Ice Shelves (OASIIS) More Info
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