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

The forth regular telecon in 2021 of CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel (SORP) was held on 3rd June.

The co-chair Elisabeth Sikes, also a member of the Southern Ocean Task Force, she mentioned that now that SORP has officially been involved in the Southern Ocean UN Decade, it was encouraged for the SORP members to join in the process of its development. She would bring the comments and ideas to the Southern Ocean UN Decade.

During the telecon, the time and draft agenda of the 14th session of SORP has been discussed. Because of the situation of COVID-19, it’s impossible for the members to meet together in person. The co-chairs tried to organize an informative online virtual meeting. It will last two days, with 2 sessions each day. Except for the scientific discussion and business meeting, SORP-14 will invite its partners and sponsors to join in this meeting.

SORP places high value on the capability building of the Early Career Scientist (ECS). To engage with the APECS to provide more opportunities to the ECS was discussed during the meeting. The co-chairs would contact some of the APECS members who are relevant to the Southern Ocean research after the telecon.