SOOS Task Teams are developed to produce specific products, organise events, or solve a particular problem. Each Task Team is made up of a small group of experts, and aims to complete its work within weeks or months. SOOS Capability Working Groups can be formed to address issues requiring a long-term effort (e.g., months to years).
Task Teams can be SOOS initiated or proposed by the community to address a specific need. If you would like to propose a new Task Team, please contact a relevant member of the Scientific Steering Committee.
|2015-2017||DueSouth||This Task Team coordinated the development of a multi-disciplinary, international field project database to host future voyage and project information to facilitate collaborative field efforts|
|2014-2016||Southern Ocean Satellite Data Requirements||A joint effort by SOOS and WCRP CliC, to produce a community report on satellite data requirements, compiled from a combination of results from a survey, and requested community input.|
|2014-2015||Southern Ocean Air-Sea Fluxes||Formed to identify a community of researchers and stakeholders interested in Southern Ocean flux observations, and to organise a focussed workshop.|
|2014||Strategy for Observations Under Ice||Formed to organise a workshop and develop an international strategy for observations in the sea-ice zone and sub-ice shelf cavities of the Southern Ocean.|
|2014||Ross Sea Observations||Developed to identify gaps in existing observational activities in the Ross Sea to enable enhanced international efforts and collaboration.|
|2013-2014||Ecosystems Essential Ocean Variables||Developed to organise and run a workshop to identify Ecosystem Essential Ocean Variables (eEOVs), develop a proposal for a SCOR WG, and publish a paper in peer reviewed literature.|
|2014||Physical Essential Ocean Variables||Developed to identify EOVs for physical oceanography|