DueSouth is a space to share your upcoming field plans and to discover who will be working in the Southern Ocean in coming seasons. It is a place to find collaborators and opportunities to collect data in parts of the Southern Ocean that your own national program is not visiting.
Information in this database is provided by you - the Southern Ocean research community. You can describe upcoming expeditions as well as the projects occurring on board those expeditions. Expedition information is at the heart of DueSouth - all projects must be attached to either a planned expedition or to an Antarctic research facility.
The database includes the following:
- A map of upcoming and completed fieldwork programs
- Capacity for voyage coordinators to upload route maps and voyage details, and edit these as more details become available
- Capacity for project Principle Investigators (PIs) to upload details of individual projects on each voyage
- Spatial and text-based search functions to allow users to find voyages and projects in their areas of interest
DueSouth has been developed by SOOS and our partners at the Australian Antarctic Division and is undergoing final refinements. When resources allow, we will expand the database so that we can upload project plans in bulk from national programs and that the project records can be used as the basis for discovery metadata records for the data collected in these projects. Since all research data from the Southern Ocean should have a metadata record, this will avoid duplication of data management efforts.
DueSouth is currently hosted by the Australian Antarctic Division and is ready for you to enter your expedition and project information.
For more information, please contact the SOOS data officer, Pip Bricher.