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Observing the Dynamics of the Southern Ocean

April 17 - April 19

The Southern Ocean and Antarctic margins play a central role in regulating sea level rise and our global climate. These regions are also some of the most challenging to conduct sustained observational programs due to the immense logistical difficulties in accessing them. It is critical that we build on the successes of ongoing observational efforts and align future US-led campaigns to complement emerging international programs to ensure the Southern Ocean observing network is prepared for future scientific needs. 

This two-and-a-half-day workshop will facilitate discussion on the challenges, opportunities, and priorities for future observational efforts in the Southern Ocean, emphasizing year-round observational approaches that can monitor the rapidly evolving sea ice-covered regions and Antarctic margins. A key outcome of this workshop will be a forward-looking white paper document that will guide the research community regarding: 


If you are interested in receiving email updates about this workshop, please fill out this expression of interest form. Registration will be free. Further details regarding the agenda, travel support, and other meeting logistics will be provided soon.


April 17
April 19


Scripps Institution of Oceanography
La Jolla, CA United States + Google Map