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Posted: Mon, 05/02/2016 - 09:50

An update on SOCCOM accomplishments was featured in the May 1, 2016 edition of the SOOS Newsletter.

The Southern Ocean Carbon & Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) Project is in its second season of deploying autonomous biogeochemical floats to make sustained observations of the carbon cycle.  SOCCOM is a six-year initiative to transform our understanding of the Southern Ocean by creating a network of these robotic floats, as well as carrying out shipboard measurements, instrument and sensor development, and data analysis, including state estimation in conjunction with a high-resolution earth system modeling program. SOCCOM is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs, with additional support from NOAA and NASA.

SOCCOM Update in Featured in SOOS Newsletter

Read More: http://www.soos.aq/news/current-news/307-soccom-project-update


Posted: Wed, 04/06/2016 - 10:29

The Southern Ocean guards its secrets well. Strong winds and punishing waves have kept all except the hardiest sailors at bay. But a new generation of robotic explorers is helping scientists to document the region’s influence on the global climate. These devices are leading a technological wave that could soon give researchers unprecedented access to oceans worldwide.


Posted: Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:01

Britt Stephens of NCAR was the presenter for our April 8 webinar, "Oceanography at 460 knots: The O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean (ORCAS) Study."  To view a recording of the webinar, click here.


Posted: Tue, 03/29/2016 - 15:43

The Southern Ocean guards its secrets well. Strong winds and punishing waves have kept all except the hardiest sailors at bay. But a new generation of robotic explorers is helping scientists to document the region’s influence on the global climate. These devices are leading a technological wave that could soon give researchers unprecedented access to oceans worldwide.


Posted: Tue, 01/19/2016 - 12:00

Isa Rosso

Isa Rosso, a SOCCOM postdoc from Scripps Institution of Oceanography is currently aboard SOCCOM’s third float deployment cruise of the season in the South Indian Ocean, which is being carried out in partnership with the University of Tasmania on Australia’s R/V Investigator.

The cruise departed from Fremantle, Australia, and is headed to Hobart, Tasmania. Along the way Isa is deploying 7 SOCCOM biogeochemical (BGC) floats  (2 are already at work) - you can keep up with the cruise through her blog and via posts from other Investigator crew members here.  You can also take a virtual tour of the Investigator at the CSIRO website.


Posted: Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:00

Ocean Sciences 2016

 

Town Hall:

Title: Southern Ocean Town Hall: SOCCOM and Other Progress
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 24, 2016: 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 225-227

 

Sessions:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22

PC11B: Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Southern Ocean: Observations, State Estimation, and Modeling I
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - 211-213


Posted: Thu, 12/17/2015 - 14:40

GoToWebinarDetails for the SOCCOM 2017-2018 Webinar Series will be forthcoming.

 

 


Posted: Tue, 12/08/2015 - 10:33

Veronica TamsmittVeronica Tamsitt is a SOCCOM graduate student at the University of California, San Diego – Scripps Institution of Oceanography who will be spending the next month onboard a US Antarctic Program icebreaker in the Southern Ocean. Veronica will be deploying and calibrating our biogeochemical floats off the coast of Chile in partnership with a research cruise run by the Ocean Observatories Initiative – read her updates on science at sea, wild weather (hopefully not too wild!) and SOCCOM research on her blog:

http://floatsonboats.blogspot.com/


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