Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:13

Posted: Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:55

Natalie FreemanIsa Rosso is hard at work on the GO-SHIP I06S cruise!  Join her as she travels on the R/V TG Thompson from Cape Town to the Antarctic shelf and back, deploying SOCCOM floats on the way.

Posted: Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:19

Our Annual Meeting for SOCCOM participants and invited guests will be held May 13-15  at Princeton University – log in for details.  (If you're already logged in, click here).

Posted: Thu, 03/07/2019 - 15:44


Natalie Freeman, a postdoc at Scripps, is deploying floats on the UK's Andrex II cruise - follow her adventures via the SOCCOM-At-Sea blog!

Posted: Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:05

Students at Seaside Middle School have adopted a SOCCOM float - read more about their experience from the Santa Cruz Sentinel:

Priyanka Runwal    |     Santa Cruz Sentinel      March 1, 2019

Pepperoni pizza may be among America’s favorite foods. But for sixth-graders at Seaside Middle School, “Pepperoni and Pizza” is their most prized possession.

It’s yellow, bobs in the ocean and will be their gateway to Antarctica’s remote waters over the next five years. This cylinder-shaped robotic float will gather data on the chemistry and biology of the Southern Ocean and transport it to their classroom in real time. (read more)



Posted: Mon, 02/11/2019 - 08:38

SOCCOM was featured in a January editorial of the journal ACS Sensors - check out "Having a Whale of a Time with Sensors."



Posted: Tue, 01/29/2019 - 14:19

Join SOCCOM modeling team lead Dr. Joellen Russell for her lecture on "Climate and the Deep Blue Sea," part of the University of Arizona's College of Science Lecture Series "Searching for Certainty."   The lecture will be streamed live on Tuesday, January 29th starting at 7 pm MT / 9 pm ET.  


Posted: Wed, 01/09/2019 - 09:27


It's summer in Antarctica and SOCCOM float deployments are in full swing!  Paul Chamberlain (left) is deploying floats from the R/V Polarstern (Germany), and Ellen Briggs just finished her work on the JAMSTEC S4I "BROKE" cruise (Japan). Check out our SOCCOM-At-Sea blog to track our researchers and get all the latest news.

Posted: Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:17

SOCCOM researchers Seth Bushinsky and Joellen Russell are quoted in this Nature article about Southern Ocean carbon fluxes:

Data from robotic ocean floats reveal that waters off Antarctica don’t absorb as much carbon as scientists thought

Jeff Tollefson, December 14, 2018

The Southern Ocean is one of humanity’s allies, slowing global warming by absorbing heat and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But now researchers report that the choppy waters around Antarctica are also quietly belching out massive quantities of CO2 during the dark and windy winter, reducing the ocean’s climate benefit.

The scientists behind the work, presented this week at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington DC, say that the winter emissions reduce the Southern Ocean’s net uptake of CO2 by 34%, or more than 1.4 billion tonnes per year. That amount is roughly equal to Japan's annual carbon emissions.

Posted: Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:45

When sixth graders at Seaside Middle School heard that they were going to help with a scientific study of the ocean around Antarctica, they were excited. For several weeks they had been learning about human impacts on the Earth. Now they were actually going to be part of an important scientific investigation of these impacts. In fact, they were going to have their very own ocean-monitoring float! [read more...]