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SOOSmap – a new way to find circumpolar datasets

SOOSmap is your one-stop shop for finding circumpolar, internationally-curated datasets of observations.

From SOOSmap, you can access data from the SOOS data network. In SOOSmap, you can find data and metadata from the SOOS-endorsed NECKLACE program (basal melt rates from ice shelves), the hundreds of moorings in the SOOS Southern Ocean Mooring Network, MEOP marine mammals, continuous plankton recorder (CPR) tows, as well as global programs such as Argo floats, ferry boxes, long-term moorings, CTD profiles and data buoys.

In coming weeks and months we will add many more layers to SOOSmap. As it grows, SOOSmap will host data from all kinds of Southern Ocean platforms and observing projects – including physical, chemical, and biological ocean sciences.

Data suitable for publication through SOOSmap are circumpolar in extent and include data from all or most of the nations collecting these kinds of observations. For data types that change frequently (e.g. Argo floats) SOOSmap delivers live feeds from the relevant central data repositories (e.g. JCOMMOPS). For data types that update less frequently and are not already available through online servers, we will publish them as static layers.

Developers at EMODnet Physics are building SOOSmap for us as part of their mission to support regional ocean observing systems. If your favourite kind of ocean data is not available through SOOSmap yet, please contact our data officer, Pip Bricher, on data[at]soos.aq to discuss how to get it published.

You can access SOOSmap from the SOOS homepage or just go straight to Soosmap.

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