Nov. 23, 2015

You can view the recording of our December 3rd Google Hangout on YouTube:

Google Hangout: Climate Change and the Southern Ocean

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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.


December 3, 11:30am ET/ 8:30am PT


  • Moderator: Heidi Cullen, Climate Central
  • Panelists: 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


The hangout is part of an ongoing series and outreach effort by the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) program, a $21 million NSF-funded initiative that uses robotic floats equipped with new technology to study and model changes in the Southern Ocean.