The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) has developed a number of networks and products of importance to the work of CCAMLR. Through this paper, SOOS seeks to update SC-CCAMLR on this progress and invite collaboration towards delivery of networks and tools that will benefit both communities. SOOS encourages CCAMLR delegates to communicate with, and be involved in the SOOS regional networks that are coordinating and enhancing observational data collection and delivery. SOOS invites CCAMLR to contribute directly to the Database of Upcoming Expeditions to the Southern Ocean to facilitate international scientific collaboration. Further, SOOS requests input from SC-CCAMLR on the “SOOSmap” data discovery tool, including discussions on key data layers of interest to, and potentially provided by CCAMLR. These requests will form the foundation for discussions at the proposed joint workshop between SOOS and SC-CCAMLR (SC-CAMLR-XXXVI/BG/15).
Dr Louise Newman (SCOR)
Dr Ed Urban (SCOR)