CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel organized the fifth telecon in 2021

The fifth regular telecon in 2021 of CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held at 7th July.

During the telecon, the SOOS liaison, the activity updates, the Southern Ocean UN Decade, and the 14th session of SORP panel were discussed. The main outcomes are as follows:

  • The new liaison with the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), Dr. Luciano Pezzi has been approved by the CLIVAR, SCAR and CliC to be the ex-officio of SORP.
  • The status update on ongoing workshop plans, the sea ice zone workshop, and the NORP/SORP joint workshop was reviewed. The members indicated that in the future even after the pandemic, the hybrid meeting will become popular considering the reduction of carbon emission.
  • The co-chair Elisabeth Sikes, introduced the kick-off meeting of SO UN Decade and the bigger meeting which will be held on 20-22 September.
  • The agenda of SORP-14 has finally been formulated.