Posted: Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:44


Below is a list of sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans that may be of interest to SOCCOM members. Asterisks indicate sessions with SOCCOM participants as co-chairs/conveners. 

The final abstract deadline is 2 August, 11:59 P.M. ET. Please forward any additional suggestions to Roberta Hotinski (hotinski@princeton.edu).

*GC059. Planning the Climate Observing System of the Future
Elizabeth C Weatherhead, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Bruce A Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States and V "Ram" Ramaswamy, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States

Posted: Mon, 07/03/2017 - 14:48

SOCCOM scientists will be deploying 6 biogeochemical profiling floats from US GO-SHIP cruise P6 on the R/V N.B. Palmer leaving Sydney, Australia on July 3. The cruise will cross the Pacific at about 32 deg S. This is the fourth 5-10 year repeat of this section (1993, 2003, 2009, and now)  - in addition to deploying the SOCCOM floats, plans are to occupy >270 stations from top-to-bottom with all GO-SHIP parameters and deploy 38 profiling floats for Argo, including 2 Deep Solo floats.

SOCCOM scientist Isa Rosso is co-chief scientist for Leg 1 of the cruise from Sydney to Papeete, Tahiti.  Also on P06 is SOCCOM graduate student Rebecca Beadling from the University of Arizona, a modeler at sea for the first time. You can follow Isa via the P06 cruise blog and Rebecca on her blog "From the Desert to the Sea."

Posted: Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:22

The 2017 SOCCOM Annual Meeting was held at Princeton University May 9-11 in Aaron Burr Hall. For detailed information for invited participants, click here.

  • Location Map
  • Campus Map -  for location of Princeton Station (location of "Dinky") relative to Palmer Square (Nassau Inn).

Getting to Princeton
Information on getting to campus from the region’s various airports is available here (Newark (EWR) is the closest airport and accessible by train).  We recommend taking the train from EWR to Princeton Junction then the "Dinky" to Princeton Station, then either walking or taking a taxi to the Nassau Inn.  Ground transportation is also available via Uber or A-1 Limo (see link above).

Posted: Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:58

Steve GriffiesDynOPO Cruise 2017 is the blog of Steve Griffies, a SOCCOM collaborator at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. A theorist and computer modeler, Steve is taking part in his first research cruise to experience the Southern Ocean firsthand.

Posted: Fri, 01/27/2017 - 10:20

SOCCOM researchers are actively involved in efforts to develop a global biogeochemical observing system of ~1000 Argo floats equipped with SOCCOM-type biogeochemical sensors.



​Biogeochemical Argo Science & Implementation Plan 



Biogeochemical Argo website

Posted: Thu, 01/12/2017 - 11:41

A University of Washington oceanographer is chief scientist on a voyage in the waters around Antarctica as part of a major effort to monitor the Southern Ocean.

Stephen Riser, a UW professor of oceanography, embarked Dec. 24 as part of the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling, or SOCCOM, project to collect better data about the planet’s most remote ocean.

UW Oceanographer Dropping Robotic Floats On Voyage To Antarctica

Posted: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 13:58

Greta Shum of Climate Central is reporting on a SOCCOM cruise from Punta Arenas, Chile to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Watch her “cool” interview with Steve Riser of UW, float expert and lead SOCCOM scientist on the cruise, and see more videos on this adventure on our "SOCCOM At Sea" channel on YouTube.

Posted: Thu, 12/22/2016 - 10:32

The Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE) is a general circulation model that is least squares fit to all available observations to produce a physically realistic estimate of the ocean’s state. As part of SOCCOM, a version of SOSE has been developed that incorporates biogeochemistry (B-SOSE).  Solutions are available at http://sose.ucsd.edu.

B-SOSE includes the BLING biogeochemical model which represents carbon, nitrogen and oxygen cycles, and constrains this output with biogeochemical data from Argo floats, hydrographic cruises, and satellites. Extensive validation of the solution is available at at http://sose.ucsd.edu/bsose_valid.html, and the SOSE team is happy to provide any additional diagnostics upon request.

Moving forward, the team will be focusing on a 2013-2020 “SOCCOM era” B-SOSE with assimilation of SOCCOM float data. For more information contact Matt Mazloff (mmazloff@ucsd.edu) or Ariane Verdy (averdy@ucsd.edu).

Posted: Tue, 11/29/2016 - 10:50

Ken Johnson, our associate director, is co-chair of the new international Biogeochemical Argo Program that includes SOCCOM.  Read the program’s first newsletter HERE


Posted: Thu, 11/17/2016 - 09:48

Read about SOCCOM's Year 3 plans for float deployment at the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) website.SOCCOM 3 year plan