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SOOS Update is a quarterly newsletter that provides updates on recent SOOS activities and products
Facilitating and Enhancing Global Southern Ocean Observations

Issue 11, December 2016
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From the Executive Officer

As the community gears up for a big field season, the International Project Office is ticking boxes towards delivering a number of key products, and is preparing for a big year of SOOS workshops and meetings. Read More... 

Southern Ocean Fluxes

The Southern Ocean Fluxes (SOFLUX) working group has now been officially approved by SOOS and is moving forward with implementation activities, through the development of a number of focussed Task Teams. The group will design and facilitate the implementation of an observing system of essential ocean variables to support investigations on dynamics and change in Southern Ocean air-sea fluxes.  Read more...

Ross Sea Regional Working Group

The Ross Sea is one of the most active sectors for Southern Ocean research, and forms a natural region for a working group. The Ross Sea Marine Protected Area (MPA) provides further impetus to develop the Ross Sea Regional Working Group.  Read more...

CAPS Workshop Update

The inaugural meeting of the SOOS Censusing Animal Populations from Space (CAPS) working group was held before the SCAR Open Science Conference in Malaysia. A number of current projects were discussed, and future challenges identified. These include ground truthing, future funding, and image analysis. Read more...

Southern Ocean Satellite Data 

The Community Review of Southern Ocean Satellite Data Needs is a SOOS project that has just been published. The review represents the Southern Ocean community’s satellite data needs for the coming decade, and is designed as an important community-driven strategy paper that provides the rationale and information required for future planning and investment.   Read more...

Plan Your 2017

With ever-more meetings being squeezed into each year, SOOS has developed an annual-view of upcoming meetings to help you plan your year of travel, and to help organisers of meetings identify the best time for their meeting!  Read more...

For the Calendar

For more information on upcoming events see the SOOS Calendar
 

 

Indian 2016/2017 Field Plan

Indian research in the Southern Ocean is conducted by the National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR), an Earth Science System Organization (ESSO) under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India. This article outlines NCAOR's current activities in the Southern Ocean.  Read more...

MAPPPD Penguin Map Project

MAPPPD (Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics) is an open access, SOOS-endorsed decision support tool designed for managers, scientists and the general public. MAPPPD creates, organizes, and displays data on the abundance and distribution of penguin species at spatial and temporal scales commensurate with other remote observing systems in Antarctica. Heather Lynch outlines the project goals, and current and future modelling capabilities. Read more...

CO2 System Seasonality

The 3 year project "Resolving CO2 System Seasonality in the West Antarctic Peninsula with Autonomous Observations” will make an essential contribution to our understanding of coastal Southern Ocean CO2 system variability, by delivering new autonomous observations. Read more...

NECKLACE Workshop

In October the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, played host to a one-day SOOS workshop to discuss the present and future strategy for NECKLACE. The workshop covered three main areas: technical aspects of the deployment of instruments, including selection of the most technically-appropriate locations; a discussion on the needs of the numerical modelling community; a review of options for data dissemination; as well as a brief round-up of future modelling and deployment plans.  Read more...

SOCCOM Year 3 Update

The Southern Ocean Carbon & Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) Project is starting its third season of deploying autonomous biogeochemical floats to make sustained observations of the carbon cycle. An additional 43 biogeochemical floats are due to be the SOCCOM network over the coming year.  Read more...
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