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The vision for a Southern Ocean Observing System


Meredith, MP and Schofield, O and Newman, L and Urban, E and Sparrow, M, The vision for a Southern Ocean Observing System, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5, (3-4) pp. 306-313. ISSN 1877-3435 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2013.03.002


The Southern Ocean is fundamentally important to the Earth system, influencing global climate, biogeochemical and ecological cycles. Limited observations suggest the Southern Ocean is changing, yet chronic under-sampling makes the causes and consequences of such changes difficult to assess, and limits the effectiveness of any response. A Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is thus being created, to facilitate integration of resources, to enhance data collection and access, and to guide the sustained development of strategic, multidisciplinary science in the Southern Ocean. Here we outline the long-term vision for this system, the gains inherent in its implementation, and how the international community can move towards achieving it.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Oceanography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Newman, L (Dr Louise Newman)
ID Code:91814
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:35
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-05-30
Last Modified:2014-06-18

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