WELCOME TO SOOS

The Southern Ocean Observing System is an international initiative to enhance, coordinate and expand the strategic observations of the Southern Oceans that are required to address key scientific and societal challenges.

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SOOS Scientific Strategy

This document outlines the scientific rational and strategy for the SOOS, identifies the variables to be observed, and presents a draft plan for an integrated multi-disciplinary observing system for the Southern Ocean.

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Remote sensing proposal - phytoplankton

Belgium is proposing a remote sensing service for monitoring phytoplankton in the coastal seas of Antarctica and is seeking comment.

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SOOS News
SOOS NEWS
  • SCOR, SCAR, APECS, and IMBER are working together to review potential Ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables (eEOVs) that could be used in the Southern Ocean, the results of which will apply directly to the Southern Ocean Observing System. ...

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GET INVOLVED
How can you get involved in the SOOS? There are a number of ways to get involved in SOOS activities, events and strategic development.
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SOOS DATA
The SOOS is strongly committed to facilitating and developing a data system that provides seamless access to essential data products.
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RECENT PRODUCTS
The SOOS provides access to a number of products and resources that are either produced by the SOOS, or are of key relevance to SOOS science.
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EVENTS
The SOOS organises meetings and workshops to drive forward its implementation plan.

The SOOS IPO is sponsored and hosted by the Institute for

Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, Australia.