Theme 3: Broader Impacts
Led by Climate Central (Heidi Cullen) an independent, non-profit journalism and research organization that promotes understanding of climate science, SOCCOM will collaborate with educators and media professionals to inform policymakers and the public about the challenges of climate change and its impacts on marine life in the context of the Southern Ocean.
In addition, the SOCCOM integrated team of scientists and educators will:
- communicate data and results of the SOCCOM efforts quickly to the public through established data networks, publications, broadcast media, and a public portal;
- train a new generation of diverse ocean scientists, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows versed in field techniques, data calibration, modeling, and communication of research to non-scientists;
- transfer new sensor technology and related software to autonomous instrument providers and manufacturers to ensure that they become widely available.