Urgent Call for Action: International scientists unite for Southern Ocean research amid the climate crisis.
The inaugural SOOS Symposium was concluded with a crucial joint statement:
The Southern Ocean is a critical component of the global climate system. The Southern Ocean controls to a large extent the uptake of human generated heat and carbon into the ocean. Yet, we are currently observing critical changes in the Southern Ocean that are seen in the record low levels of sea-ice extent, record high temperatures and dramatic shifts in penguin populations, among other striking changes. The chronic lack of observations for the Southern Ocean challenges our ability to detect and assess the consequences of change. As such, it is more pressing than ever to have a sustained and coordinated Southern Ocean observing system to provide an understanding of current conditions, inform predictions of future states, and support policies and regulations for the benefit of society.
View the statement here.
The August 2023 newsletter from SOLAS can be found here.
The August IOCCG News Bulletin is available here.
The August edition of the IMBeR newsletter is available here.
IQOE Newsletter #11 is now available. This issue reports on the results of the IQOE Science Committee meeting and Global Library on Underwater Sounds (GLUBS) workshop in Woods Hole in April, as well as an update on the first World Ocean Passive Acoustic Monitoring Day in June. The newsletter provides an update on IQOE activities related to the global hydrophone metadatabase, low-cost hydrophones, and on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on ocean sound. Finally, the newsletter provides updates on IQOE-endorsed projects and other national activities on ocean acoustics.
The August issue of the GEOTRACES newsletter can be found here.
The July 2023 newsletter from the 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2) project can be read here.
The July issue of the IMBeR newsletter can be read here.
Issue 26 (July 20203) of the SOOS newsletter is available here.