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IP075: Update on activities of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)

ATCM XLII and CEP XXII 2019, Prague, Czech Republic

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IP075: Update on activities of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)

Submitted: 30 May 2019

Summary:

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS - soos.aq) is a joint initiative of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and has the mission to facilitate the collection and delivery of Southern Ocean observational data to all international stakeholders. SOOS delivers several products and networks of direct relevance to the work of the CEP and ATCM. This paper highlights:

  • Five regional networks that have been developed for enhanced coordination of observational activities in the Southern Ocean;
  • A new online tool that enables discovery of Southern Ocean observational data;
  • The field planning and coordination tool “DueSouth”; and
  • A new community paper with statements on observational priorities for the Southern Ocean.

For the above, SOOS invites engagement and input, to ensure an internationally coordinated system of observations to deliver an optimal suite of observations for all end-users.

 

ATCM - Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
CEP - Committee for Environmental Protection
42nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
1 - 11 July 2019