DueSouth is a tool for you to find potential collaborators who can help you collect the data you need in the Southern Ocean.
  • Who is going?
  • Where are they going?
  • When are they going?
  • What will they do while they are there?
  • How do I contact them to ask for help?
It's also a place for you to share your upcoming field plans so that other researchers can reach out to you and plan collaborations. You can share information about both the expedition itself and all the projects on board it. You can also share information about projects associated with Antarctic research stations. 

DueSouth is currently hosted by the European Polar Board’s polar infrastructure and logistics online platform, Polardex. To access DueSouth within Polardex, select “Planned Routes" and ensure you are viewing the Southern Ocean (available via the pole flipper on the top right). Or use the direct link:

Right now, DueSouth is populated by scientists and voyage coordinators directly uploading their information, as well as automatic feeds from the OceanOPS database of upcoming voyages. We are working with other voyage coordination bodies to arrange more automatic feeds into DueSouth, so watch this space!

For more information or to help improve DueSouth, please contact the SOOS data officer, data[at]
Last modified: 25/May/2023/JB