SOOS Regional Working Groups



  • Co-ordinate and implement the observing system in their region, bringing together efforts in planning, logistics and resources, through to data management and access.
  • Work with circumpolar observing programs and projects to ensure coverage, facilitate logistics and resource sharing.



Existing Regional Working Groups

Region Co-Chairs Status
Southern Ocean Indian Sector (SOIS)

- Andrew Constable (AUS)
- Tsuneo Odate (Jpn)

In development
West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP)

- Oscar Schofield (USA)
- Kate Hendry (UK)
- Sian Henley (UK)
- S. American rep (TBA) 

Ross Sea (Ross)

- Mike Williams (NZ)
- Walker Smith (USA) 

In development

SOOS Regional Working Groups are open to anyone interested to be involved.


Propose a new Regional Working Groups

The Southern Ocean community has identified five priority regions for development as Regional Working Groups (see map above). Three of the five are not yet being developed. If you are interested to develop a RWG in one of the defined priority areas, or to propose a new Regional Working Group, follow the process outlined here and download the Regional Working Groups proposal template here.

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