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  • The core aim of SOFLUX is to reduce uncertainties in air-sea and air-sea-ice exchanges. Sign up for their 'newsflash' emails, find out about upcoming meetings, the ORCHESTRA field program and more!

  • The creation of the Mesopelagic Southern Ocean Prey and Predators project should see European and Australian research teams sharing similar interests in the Sothern Ocean and Antarctica.

  • Launched in May 2017 the ‘Year of Polar Prediction’ – YOPP – aims to significantly improve our environmental prediction capabilities in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

  • Reports of the past two CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel sessions are now available online.

  • This meeting is the 5th annual meeting of the SOOS Data Management Sub-Committee Meeting
  • An evening of data sharing assistance fro polar scientists
  • A two-day gathering of SOOS Data Management Sub-Committtee members and colleagues.
  • This is a joint workshop of SOOS and CCAMLR with the objective to identify synergies in data requirements and efforts
  • A one-day "Gathering" of the SOOS community, to hear updates from SOOS Working Groups, task teams and committees on current status and future plans of key activities and products.
  • A one-day meeting of the leadership groups from each of the SOOS Regional Working Groups
  • This meeting is the 7th annual meeting of the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee
  • The SOOS West Antarctic Peninsula Working Group has published a great update of their 2017 workshop in Eos, highlighting key outcomes and findings
  • Updates from the SOOS Executive Officer, including our annual report, new scientific steering committee members and a call for nominations.

  • We've teamed up with scientists from ASPeCt to unlock more than 20 years of biological data from sea-ice cores, making it available for download from one location.

  • Our mooring data rescue plan is showing great results, with previously hard-to-find information now available online and ready for use.

  • Circumpolar benchmarking of the Southern Ocean ecosystem will lay the ground work for future ecosystem observations and assessments.

  • In April 2018 Hobart will play host to MEASO18, an assessment of marine ecosystems in the Southern Ocean. It's an international conference not to be missed.

  • Research and monitoring of the newly-established Ross Sea Marine Protected Area, the largest marine protected area in the world, was the focus of talks in Rome earlier this year.

  • The SOOS Indian Sector Working Group has held its first meeting, aimed at developing a picture of the status of observations and discussing key gaps, priorities and challenges.

  • It was all systems are go for SOOS when we spent a week at the Alfred Wegener Institute earlier this year. 

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