The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program is an initiative funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs and headquartered at Princeton University. The project was launched in September 2014 and received an additional 4 years of funding in 2019.

Housed at Princeton University, SOCCOM draws on the strengths of teams of investigators across the U.S. as well as participating in international observational and simulation efforts.

SOCCOM is supported by the National Science Foundation under NSF Award PLR-1425989 and OPP-1936222, with additional support from NOAA and NASA.