SOCCOM-Relevant Sessions at AGU Fall Meeting 2017


Below is a list of sessions at the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans that may be of interest to SOCCOM members. Asterisks indicate sessions with SOCCOM participants as co-chairs/conveners. 

The final abstract deadline is 2 August, 11:59 P.M. ET. Please forward any additional suggestions to Roberta Hotinski (hotinski@princeton.edu).

*GC059. Planning the Climate Observing System of the Future
Elizabeth C Weatherhead, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Bruce A Wielicki, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States and V "Ram" Ramaswamy, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, United States

C025. Polar Climate: Processes & Predictability
Hansi Alice Singh, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Cecilia M Bitz, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, Sarah Purkey, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Jeremy Garmeson Fyke, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States

C035. Sea ice-ocean-atmosphere interactions in the “New” Arctic and Southern Oceans
Amy Solomon, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Michael Steele, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Marilyn N Raphael, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States




Follow SOCCOM scientists deploying floats across the South Pacific

SOCCOM scientists will be deploying 6 biogeochemical profiling floats from US GO-SHIP cruise P6 on the R/V N.B. Palmer leaving Sydney, Australia on July 3. The cruise will cross the Pacific at about 32 deg S. This is the fourth 5-10 year repeat of this section (1993, 2003, 2009, and now)  - in addition to deploying the SOCCOM floats, plans are to occupy >270 stations from top-to-bottom with all GO-SHIP parameters and deploy 38 profiling floats for Argo, including 2 Deep Solo floats.

SOCCOM scientist Isa Rosso is co-chief scientist for Leg 1 of the cruise from Sydney to Papeete, Tahiti.  Also on P06 is SOCCOM graduate student Rebecca Beadling from the University of Arizona, a modeler at sea for the first time. You can follow Isa via the P06 cruise blog and Rebecca on her blog "From the Desert to the Sea."




Research Specialist position at MBARI

MBARIMBARI seeks a Research Specialist for a program focused on developing ocean biogeochemical sensors. The candidate should have significant experience in developing chemical sensors or ocean instrumentation. A strong background in science, especially oceanography and chemistry is desired. The candidate will be working as part of a team focused on ocean biogeochemistry with other scientists and engineers. A basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering and software skills is necessary. The position will include elements of sensor design, construction, and testing in the laboratory and the field. 

A Master’s degree or higher in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent experience is required, as well as demonstrated experience in instrumentation development.  Experience with scientific and engineering publications is a plus. Must be able to work with diverse groups of people. The position may include occasional long oceanographic cruises, as well as travel to scientific meetings. 

MBARI, Human Resources
Job Code: RS-CSG
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA  95039

Submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail to jobs@mbari.org, or by mail to the above address, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

MBARI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

MBARI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. MBARI considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or covered veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

A modeler takes to the high seas

Steve GriffiesDynOPO Cruise 2017 is the blog of Steve Griffies, a SOCCOM collaborator at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. A theorist and computer modeler, Steve is taking part in his first research cruise to experience the Southern Ocean firsthand.

SOCCOM researchers active in Biogeochemical Argo development

SOCCOM researchers are actively involved in efforts to develop a global biogeochemical observing system of ~1000 Argo floats equipped with SOCCOM-type biogeochemical sensors.



​Biogeochemical Argo Science & Implementation Plan 



Biogeochemical Argo website

MacArthur proposal


MacArthur 100&Change proposal (video)

UW Oceanographer Dropping Robotic Floats On Voyage To Antarctica

A University of Washington oceanographer is chief scientist on a voyage in the waters around Antarctica as part of a major effort to monitor the Southern Ocean.

Stephen Riser, a UW professor of oceanography, embarked Dec. 24 as part of the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling, or SOCCOM, project to collect better data about the planet’s most remote ocean.

UW Oceanographer Dropping Robotic Floats On Voyage To Antarctica

The expedition is two thirds of the way through a month-long voyage from Punta Arenas in southern Chile to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Along the way, researchers are deploying robotic floats built at the UW as part of the six-year, $21-million National Science Foundation effort. The multi-institutional project, based at Princeton University, will gather detailed observations of the Southern Ocean to understand its role in the global climate.

Read More: http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/01/11/uw-oceanographer-dropping-robotic-floats-on-voyage-to-antarctica/


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 on this adventure on our "SOCCOM At Sea" channel on YouTube.

Biogeochemical SOSE Solution Now Available

The Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE) is a general circulation model that is least squares fit to all available observations to produce a physically realistic estimate of the ocean’s state. As part of SOCCOM, a version of SOSE has been developed that incorporates biogeochemistry (B-SOSE), and a solution at 1/3 degree resolution for the period 2008 - 2012 is now available at http://sose.ucsd.edu/bsose_solution_Iter105.html. B-SOSE includes the BLING biogeochemical model which represents carbon, nitrogen and oxygen cycles, and constrains this output with biogeochemical data from Argo floats, hydrographic cruises, and satellites. Extensive validation of the solution is available at at http://sose.ucsd.edu/bsose_valid.html, and the SOSE team is happy to provide any additional diagnostics upon request.

Moving forward, the team will be focusing on a 2013-2020 “SOCCOM era” B-SOSE with assimilation of SOCCOM float data. For more information contact Matt Mazloff (mmazloff@ucsd.edu) or Ariane Verdy (averdy@ucsd.edu).

Biogeochemical SOSE solution now available

First Biogeochemical Argo Newsletter

Ken Johnson, our associate director, is co-chair of the new international Biogeochemical Argo Program that includes SOCCOM.  Read the program’s first newsletter HERE


SOCCOM Year 3 update in SOOS newsletter

Read about SOCCOM's Year 3 plans for float deployment at the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) website.SOCCOM 3 year plan