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Some of our favorite videos are below - you can find more videos on our YouTube Channel.

SOCCOM float deployment video

See the deployment of a SOCCOM float from start to finish!  The float is carefully lowered into the water, floats horizontally while it checks the density of the water, then rights itself, ready to start its mission.


SOCCOM vision animation

Click on the image below to view this great animation that shows how SOCCOM's floats are deployed and how our observing system complements ship-based and satellite observations. (A version without sound is also available).

SOCCOM animation preview image


"Science Selfie" Video for 2022 National Ocean Month

Tanya Maurer, SOCCOM data manager, and Ben Davis, MBARI research technician, talk about BGC floats in this video for National Ocean Month.


Climate and the Deep Blue Sea

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 and available online afterward.


SOCCOM goes to school in West Virginia

Princeton graduate student Shawn Cheeks and SOCCOM Shipboard Data Manager Bob Key visited Fall River Elementary School in West Virginia last week to give a presentation on the school's adopted SOCCOM float, the Floating Falcon. (Shawn is an alumnus of the school.) The school's administrator invited the local news to record a bit of the outreach program ...  Aired Tues March 27 on WVVA TV from Beckley, WV.

SOCCOM Researchers Featured in NOVA program

Watch our SOCCOM scientists on “Decoding the Weather Machine,” which aired on Wednesday, April 18.  Stephen Riser and Alison Gray from the University of Washington, and Heidi Cullen from MBARI are featured in the program.

Disastrous hurricanes. Widespread droughts and wildfires. Withering heat. Extreme rainfall. It is hard not to conclude that something’s up with the weather, and many scientists agree. It’s the result of the weather machine itself—our climate—changing, becoming hotter and more erratic. In this 2-hour documentary, NOVA will cut through the confusion around climate change. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and that human activity is causing it? How and when will it affect us through the weather we experience? And what will it take to bend the trajectory of planetary warming toward more benign outcomes? Join scientists around the world on a quest to better understand the workings of the weather and climate machine we call Earth, and discover how we can be resilient—even thrive—in the face of enormous change.

Southern Ocean "Deep Dive" Educational Resources

Looking for multi-media resources for your classroom?  Climate Central has worked with SOCCOM researchers to produce 6 educational videos on Southern Ocean phenomena called "Southern Ocean Deep Dives."  The videos feature helpful animations as well interviews with SOCCOM researchers - feel free to download them and use them in your teaching today!

Southern Ocean "Deep Dive" Educational Resources

The Shum Show Reports on SOCCOM From the Southern Ocean

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 about this adventure on Climate Central's on "SOCCOM at Sea" channel.

The Prospects and Rationale for a Global Biogeochemical Argo System

Ken JOHNSON (MBARI) talk at the conference "Global Climate Observation: the Road to the Future" 2-4 March 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam

"SOCCOM in the Tank" Video

Follow SOCCOM scientists as they test new technology in SOCCOM floats

"SOCCOM, So What?" Video

What makes SOCCOM unique? Find out in this "SOCCOM, So What?" video produced by Climate Central.

Mysteries of Southern Ocean Video

Learn about the SOCCOM Project's people and plans in this video produced by Climate Central.

SOCCOM Google Hangout - Dec 3, 2015

This year wraps up with big climate and weather news – on international efforts in Paris to reach a global agreement on limiting emissions, about the strong El Nino in play in the Pacific Ocean, and with the acknowledgment that this year will be the hottest ever recorded.

Join us for a Google Hangout that explores the critical role the Southern Ocean plays as it relates to current events, and hear from some of the world’s leading climate scientists and educators as they reveal what new research gleaned from robotic floats tells us about the huge and important body of water that encircles Antarctica.

On the Hangout:

  • Moderator: Heidi Cullen, Climate Central
  • Joellen Russell, University of Arizona
  • Lynne Talley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Greg Brusseau, University of Washington
  • Veronica Tamsitt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Isa Rosso, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Ron Banas, Princeton Day School
  • Jack Madani, Princeton Day School

SOCCOM Google Hangout - Mar 18, 2015

Hear from leading Southern Ocean scientists as they discuss their experiences 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.

This is the latest in a series of Hangouts by the NSF-funded Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project. The initiative focuses on unlocking the mysteries of the Southern Ocean and determining its influence on climate.

On the Hangout:

  • Hans Jannasch (Senior Research Specialist, MBARI)
  • Rick Rupan (Research Engineer, University of Washington)
  • Alison Gray (Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University)
  • Hannah Zanowski (Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University)
  • Heidi Cullen (Chief Scientist, Climate Central)

SOCCOM Google Hangout - Dec 4, 2014

Watch this great discussion with SOCCOM's lead scientists to learn more about the Southern Ocean and its importance to the Earth's climate and biosphere.

On the Hangout:

  • Jorge Sarmiento, Princeton University
  • Lynne Talley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Joellen Russell, the University of Arizona
  • Ken Johnson, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • Stephen Riser, the University of Washington
  • Heidi Cullen, Climate Central

SOCCOM Biogeochemical Floats Animation

Animation created by Kelly Lance (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)