The Southern Ocean community comment on the Year of Polar Prediction Implementation Plan is now available online. The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), the CLIVAR-CliC-SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP), and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) contributed to this report.
The 2015 GCOS Status Report, Status of the Global Observing System, is now open for public review. The deadline for contributions is 7 September 2015. The draft report can be downloaded from the GCOS website.
The SOOS/WCRP/ESA workshop on Southern Ocean air-sea fluxes to be held in Frascati, Italy, 21-23 September, 2015. The workshop will have both poster and oral presentations, and is open to interested participants.
The workshop is motivated by a goal to improve air-sea flux estimates in the Southern Ocean and Antarctic marginal seas, though the issues addressed in the workshop will also have a global reach. We anticipate a 5-part agenda:
1. Science applications for air-sea flux estimates.
2. A brief review of challenges associated with existing flux products