This joint initiative of Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), Climate and the Cryosphere (CliC), and World Meteorological Organization Polar Space Task Group (WMO PSTG) aims to identify the satellite data requirements for the Southern Ocean (across all temporal/spatial scales) and to compile this information into a community report of Southern Ocean satellite data requirements.

Resulting publication: Community Review of Southern Ocean Satellite Data Needs

Year: 2016
Type: Publication
Description: This is a community review paper that highlights the current priority satellite data requirements of the Southern Ocean research and logistics community. This publication is the result of an international survey of data needs, as well as a period of extensive community consultation and input. This publication is sponsored by SOOS, CliC and SCAR.


  • A. Pope
  • P. Wagner
  • R. Johnson
  • J.D. Shutler
  • J. Baeseman
  • L. Newman

Citation: Pope, A., Wagner, P., Johnson, R., Shutler, J., Baeseman, J., & Newman, L. (2017). Community review of Southern Ocean satellite data needs. Antarctic Science, 29(2), 97-138. doi:10.1017/S0954102016000390