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    Networks and tools to enhance collaboration and coordination of observational activities

    Request Meeting Document
    Document Number:
    Submitted by SOOS
    Submitted By:
    Dr Louise Newman (SCOR)
    Approved By:
    Dr Ed Urban

    As agreed by SC-CAMLR in 2017 (SC-CAMLR-XXXVI, paragraph 10.17), a joint workshop was held between the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) and CCAMLR in April 2018 to:

    • Improve understanding of roles and operations between the two communities
    • Identify reciprocal pathways of communication for exchange of information
    • Identify synergies in data requirements and data management planning

    This workshop was hosted and sponsored by the Australian Research Council’s Antarctic Gateway Partnership and SOOS.

    A full workshop report is available The workshop participants made a number of recommendations. All recommendations pertaining to Objective 3 are covered in SC-CAMLR-XXXVII/BG/19 submitted jointly by the USA, Belgium and SOOS.

    This report provides an overview of:

    • Enhancing SOOS-CCAMLR Collaboration
    • SOOS Regional Coordination Networks
    • SOOSmap data discovery tool
    • Database of Upcoming Expeditions to the Southern Ocean