Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS)

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) was launched in August 2011 to coordinate and expand international efforts to collect and disseminate sustained observations from the Southern Ocean, with the key objective being to deliver the observations required to address key scientific and societal issues, such as climate change, sea-level rise, and the impacts of global change on marine ecosystems.

The CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel were instrumental in the development of and advocacy for this initiative.

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