Posted: Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:13

Join us on March 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

The Decoder: Unlocking The Mysteries Of The Southern Ocean

Hear from leading southern ocean scientists as they discuss their experience with an innovative new technology that’s making it possible to better understand how the vast, remote southern ocean is shaping the climate, and how global warming is affecting this critically important ocean.

Posted: Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:24

Watch Ken Johnson's webinar on the QC process for float data.

Posted: Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:54

SOCCOM member Adele Morrison and Director Jorge Sarmiento are co-authors on a new Physics Today article, "Upwelling in the Southern Ocean." The article outlines the mechanisms and impacts of upwelling and the role of the SOCCOM project in investigating it - you can read it here.

Posted: Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:50

Read all about SOCCOM's most recent cruise! 12 SOCCOM biogeochemical floats were deployed from the Alfred Wegener Institute's Polarstern research vessel on its cruise from Cape Town, South Africa, to Punta Arenas, Chile. Read our researchers' blog posts to learn to find out what the floats are telling us and what it's like to work on a research vessel in this remote ocean!

Adele Penguins

Posted: Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:15

This December, Hannah Zanowski, a graduate student at Princeton University, will travel to Cape Town, South Africa, bundle up in something warm, and board a German research icebreaker called the Polarstern. Over the next eight weeks, the ship will make its way from the southern tip of Africa to the bottom of South America via the Weddell Sea off the coast of Antarctica, stopping every so often along the way, so Zanowski and the scientists she’ll be working with can plop one of 12 yellow, oblong, instrument-laden, robotic floats into the sea.

Robotic Floats

Read more >> http://www.climatecentral.org/news/robotic-floats-southern-ocean-18383

Posted: Tue, 11/11/2014 - 22:07

SOCCOM is now in our second official season of float deployments!  

For access to all float data, click here.

You can also find reports and calibration data from all of our cruises on our Cruise Information page, check the status of our biogeochemical floats, and track them on this interactive map with float tracks and simple data profiles (courtesy of the Oceanographic Autonomous Observations program). 


Posted: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:23

ParcPlease join us for a “Southern Ocean Town Hall: SOCCOM and other progress” preceding the AGU Fall meeting!

When: 5:00 - 7:00pm on Sunday, December 14th, following the OCB and USCLIVAR-sponsored workshop “Ocean’s Carbon and Heat Uptake: Uncertainties and Metrics”

Where: Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square (55 Cyril Magnin St., San Francisco, CA 94102)

The Town Hall will be held in the Market Street Room – click here for the agenda.  For more information contact Joellen Russell (jrussell@email.arizona.edu).

Posted: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:28

SOCCOM Project

The Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica lends a considerable hand in keeping Earth's temperature hospitable, accounting for half of the ocean's uptake of human-made carbon from the atmosphere and the majority of its uptake of heat. Yet, the inner workings — and global importance — of this ocean that accounts for 30 percent of the world's ocean area remains relatively unknown to scientists, as observations remain hindered by dangerous seas.