1Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling– Lynne Talley, co-chair of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Panel is a PI on the SOCCOM project. The new technology created and results from this project will greatly enhance our understanding of the Southern Ocean and its connection to global climate.

The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project is a recently-funded NSF-sponsored program with the mission of transforming scientific and public understanding of the vast role of the Southern Ocean in climate change and biogeochemistry.   The project combines an innovative observational program using autonomous biogeochemical floats with a cutting-edge earth system modeling program and an ambitious broader impacts strategy involving professional outreach partners.

The SOCCOM Project is hosting an event entitled “Southern Ocean Town Hall: SOCCOM and other progress” preceding the AGU Fall Meeting.  The event will take place on Sunday, December 14 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square.  This town hall is not part of the official AGU program but is open to anyone who wants to learn more about SOCCOM and discuss Southern Ocean research.  More information, including an agenda, is available on the SOCCOM website: http://soccom.princeton.edu/content/southern-ocean-town-hall-agu