2017 News

Call for expressions of interest in work programs for MEASO2018

117308996 1064605710309998 5612834520071397609 nThe Conference on Marine Ecosystem Assessment of the Southern Ocean 2018 (MEASO2018) will be held in Hobart in April 2018. In preparation, a series of work programs have been developed within 4 overall themes which will be discussed at the conference.

This work is central to many science groups across ICED, SOOS, and many of the SCAR groups and aims to deliver into the processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and into the regional management bodies governing the Southern Ocean and coastal Antarctica.

Expressions of interest are sought to work in one or more of the themes. The work in each theme is envisaged to include possible sub-themes:

(i) Report on status and trends of Southern Ocean ecosystems: habitats; species; food webs

(ii) Review of key responses in Southern Ocean ecosystems: physiology; life history; behavior; interactions

(iii) Review of modelling capability for Southern Ocean ecosystems: patterns; species; food webs; end-to-end; model inter-comparisons

(iv) Establishing ecosystem observing and Benchmarking Southern Ocean Ecosystems 2022: essential variables; field methods & standardization; analytical methods; overall design

Please send expressions of interest to both Andrew Constable and Jess Melbourne-Thomas using the following format:

  • Theme & subtheme
  • Specific topic
  • Brief description (optional but would be helpful)
  • Key references (optional but would be helpful)