Posted: Tue, 09/08/2020 - 10:28

Watch SOCCOM Associate Director Ken Johnson's August 26 webinar presentation from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.



Posted: Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:52

The groundbreaking Southern Ocean work of SOCCOM Director Jorge Sarmiento is featured in this Princeton article on the history and impact of climate research at Princeton.

Understand the past to understand the future: Climate science at Princeton

Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications

Aug. 28, 2020 10 a.m.

Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance and innovation. This article is part of a series to present the sweep of Princeton’s environmental excellence over the past half-century. [read more]


Posted: Wed, 07/08/2020 - 18:45

A recent Science Highlight from the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program highlights the work of SOCCOM researchers Lionel Arteaga, Seth Bushinsky, and Jorge Sarmiento:


OCB Science Highlight
July 8, 2020

The Southern Ocean is a major player in driving global distributions of heat, carbon dioxide, and nutrients, making it key to ocean chemistry and the earth’s climate system. In the ocean, biological production and export of organic carbon are commonly linked to places with high nutrient availability. A recent paper, published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles, highlighting new observations from robotic profiling floats demonstrates that areas of high carbon export in the Southern Ocean are actually associated with very low concentrations of iron, an important micronutrient for supporting phytoplankton growth. This suggests a decoupling between the production and export of organic carbon in this region.  [read more]


Posted: Mon, 07/06/2020 - 14:56

SOCCOM Modeling Lead Joellen Russell from the University of Arizona is featured in this article from  Chemical & Engineering News.


COVID-19 has disrupted fieldwork. Here’s how environmental chemists are coping

The pandemic has delayed environmental monitoring, but some scientists are finding ways to pivot

Katherine Bourzac

JUNE 28, 2020

Spring and summer are when many environmental scientists normally head into the field to collect data. That’s when it’s safe to summit a glacier high in the mountains to retrieve ice cores. It’s when nutrient runoff and weather patterns combine to trigger the toxic algal blooms that researchers track. And it’s when the rice that scientists monitor for arsenic ripens.

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


As SOCCOM completes its sixth year and embarks on its renewal funding, we are eager to collect our cutting-edge research in a special publication. The AGU has a new approach—the ’Special Collection’—which allows scientists to choose the most suitable AGU journal for the research. Our special collection, "Southern Ocean and Climate: Biogeochemical and Physical Fluxes and Processes," includes

AGU Advances 
Geophysical Research Letters
JGR Oceans 
Global Biogeochemical Cycles.


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.