SOOS Regional Working Groups



  • Co-ordinate and implement the observing system in their region, bringing together efforts in planning, logistics and resources, through to data management and access.
  • Work with circumpolar observing programs and projects to ensure coverage, facilitate logistics and resource sharing.


Existing Regional Working Groups

  • Southern Ocean Indian Sector (SOIS)
  • West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc (WAPSA)
  • Ross Sea (Ross)
  • Weddell Sea and Dronning Maud Land (WS-DML)
  • Amundsen and Bellingshausen Sector (Amundsen)

SOOS Regional Working Groups are open to anyone interested to be involved.


Propose a new Regional Working Groups

The Southern Ocean community has identified five priority regions for development as Regional Working Groups (see map above). If you are interested to propose a new Regional Working Group, follow the process outlined here and download the Regional Working Groups proposal template here.


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