• The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is now collecting, processing and sharing vast amounts of data on the oceans.

  • Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a science-adventure story that combines exploration, oceans, dramatic imagery and two decades of scientific collaboration into a compelling character-driven narrative.

  • The SOCCOM project is now in its second season of deploying autonomous biogeochemical floats to make sustained observations of the carbon cycle.

  • The recently-launched ORCHESTRA (2016-2021) project is a major new UK contribution to SOOS.

  • A few key activities have consumed the IPO staff’s time since the last newsletter issue, including the SCAR/SCOR review of SOOS progress and the updated SOOS website.

  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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
West Antarctic Peninsula More Info
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
Task Teams
Satellite Data TT More Info
Field Projects Database More Info
Scientific Steering Committee More Info
Data Management Sub-Committee More Info
National Communities More Info
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