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.

This program of work, including an international expert workshop, will bring together experts in observing and assessing change in marine ecosystems to undertake and publish a series of reviews to underpin the development of marine observing systems, including SOOS and the Global Ocean Observing System.

Attendance is by expression of interest by 31 January 2014 to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Workshop details

Institute of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
18-21 March 2014


The proposed workshop will be organised along five themes:

  • candidate eEOVs
  • regional case studies
  • methodologies
  • communication
  • Southern Ocean Knowledge and Information wiki 2012
  • integration of activities observing change in Southern Ocean ecosystems

In addition, the workshop will aim to summarise the outcomes of this work along with identifying the key gaps and directions for consolidating eEOVs for general use.

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