DueSouth is a database of upcoming expeditions to the Southern Ocean. It is a place for you to find planned voyages and the scientists who’ll be aboard, as well as to share your own field plans. It was developed to meet the needs of Southern Ocean researchers, who have repeatedly asked over the years for a tool to help them find out about upcoming voyages, regardless of which nation is organising the cruise.
It allows scientists to find potential collaborators as well as opportunities to collect data in parts of the Southern Ocean that their National Antarctic Programme does not visit.
DueSouth is an initiative of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), built with the assistance of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre. While we are working with JCOMMOPS, IAATO, and National Antarctic Programmes to arrange for automatic uploads of information, the majority of information in the database is uploaded by members of the Southern Ocean research community, which means that, to make it truly useful, you need to share your field plans.