Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:31


SOCCOM is just completing its 6th year and embarking on renewal funding for the next 4 years, and so it seems appropriate to have a special publication. AGU has a new approach, which is ’Special Collection’, so that you can choose the most suitable AGU journal for  your publication. Our special collection includes AGU Advances, GRL, JGR Oceans, and GBC.

We strongly encourage submissions - starting July 1, you’ll find a dropdown item for Special Collections, with instructions about how to submit to the special collection.

Posted: Wed, 06/10/2020 - 10:50

SOCCOM’s 2020 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19, preceded by a B-SOSE workshop on June 16. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the meeting will be virtual event. Please log in for more information on how to join the meeting, or contact SOCCOM Project Manager Roberta Hotinski at hotinski@princeton.edu.

June 16: B-SOSE Workshop. 12:00 – 5:30 pm ET (9:00 – 2:30 pm PT)
Please register for this workshop so we can have a record of attedance.


June 17-19: SOCCOM Annual Meeting . 12:00 – 5:30 pm ET (9:00 – 2:30 pm PT)

Posted: Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:56

Bob Key, SOCCOM's data manager, is also an active Adopt-a-Float ambassador.  Read about his work with Oakham Primary School in Sandwell, England here.

Posted: Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:51

Add some color to your next presentation!  Illustrations by Karen Romano Young illustrating the parts of a SOCCOM float and the adopt-a-float process are now available online thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.


Thumbnail image of SOCCOM float illustration



Posted: Thu, 01/30/2020 - 14:24
SOCCOM researchers will sharing their research through over 25 presentations at the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego - join us!

Posted: Mon, 01/27/2020 - 16:03

SOCCOM’s 2020 Annual Meeting will be held virtually from Wednesday, June 17 through Friday, June 19.  Please log in for more information, or contact SOCCOM Project Manager Roberta Hotinski at hotinski@princeton.edu.


Posted: Mon, 12/02/2019 - 15:34

Follow the RoSES CUSTARD cruise as the UK team deploys SOCCOM floats near Chile. National Oceanography Centre (NOC) scientists, engineers and crew will embark on a research expedition that will see them spend Christmas and New Year sailing through remote waters in the Southern Ocean on board RRS Discovery.

This is part of an exciting project, led by the NOC, to understand the role of this notoriously rough part of the ocean in taking up and storing carbon from the atmosphere. The team will largely be focusing on studying the seasonal growth of tiny marine plants, called phytoplankton. [read more]



Posted: Mon, 12/02/2019 - 15:30

Headed to the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco?  Don't miss these talks by SOCCOM Scientists!


Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 10:50

An Eos article details work by SOCCOM researchers to reconcile ship- and float-based estimates of the Southern Ocean carbon sink:

Ship-Based Measurements Overestimate Southern Ocean Carbon Sink

New research suggests that combining ship- and float-based observations provides a more accurate measure of how much carbon the Southern Ocean absorbs.

SOURCE: Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Accounting for carbon sinks and sources around the world is critical for scientists and policy makers looking to quantify Earth’s carbon budget and stave off the most catastrophic effects of climate change. The Southern Ocean absorbs roughly 40% of the 2.6 petagrams of anthropogenic carbon that dissolves into the global ocean each year, according to current estimates, making it one of the planet’s most vital sinks. But it’s also undersampled.

Posted: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 17:32

Jorge Sarmiento, the George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering, Emeritus, was one of 15 recipients of the inaugural Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards presented by Government Executive Media Group.

Sarmiento (at left), who is director of the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling project (SOCCOM) based in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), was honored for his directorship of the Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) and its predecessor, the PEI-sponsored Cooperative Institute for Climate Science. [read more]