Amundsen Sea Collaborative Project

Report on a recent workshop and summary of future plans

A workshop was held in Incheon, Korea (14-16 May 2013) to review ongoing ocean and climate studies in the Amundsen Sea and to discuss future collaborations in the context of SOOS. Scientific questions were identified and ongoing activities and future plans were presented. Future expansion of field surveys, the establishment of long-term observations in this area, contribution from the modeling community, and the use of new technologies were also discussed. The importance of coordinating the research in the Amundsen Sea with endeavors in other areas of Southern Ocean was recognised. A correspondence group has been formed to advance this initiative and to develop ideas for potential collaboration with SOOS.

Amundsen ship transect
Two Araon cruise tracks, each season in blue or red, with mooring sites (green fluorescent dots) and sediment traps
(green fluorescent triangles), on a satellite sea-ice image of 2012 Feb, numerous observation stations (CTD and others)
are omitted.

For more information on this workshop and planned activities, download the full workshop report (available soon), or contact one of the correspondence group members:

Stephen Ackley (Sea ice, SOOS; Stephen.Ackley(at)
SangHoon Lee (Korean research programme)
Keith Nicholls (BAS-lead UK research programme; kwni(at)
Tae-Siek Rhee (Carbon; rhee(at)
Anna Wahlin (Physical oceanography, SOOS) 

Report Authors: SangHoon Lee, Stephen Ackley, Goran Bjork, Liqi Chen, Maxim Gorbunov, Ho Kyung Ha, Doshik Hahm, Karen Heywood, David Holland, Chung Yeon Hwang, Jeomshik Hwang, Jung-Ho Hyun, Adrian Jenkins, Jin Young Jung, Sung-Ho Kang, Hae-Cheol Kim, Hyun-Cheol Kim, Jin-Woo Kim, Tae Wan Kim, Jae Hak Lee, Sang Heon Lee, Keith Nicholls, Ji Soo Park, Tae Siek Rhee, Hyoung Chul Shin, Anna Wahlin, Jianjun Wang, Eun Jin Yang

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