1st Antarctic & Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan

Questions for discussion at the Retreat

An important decision in organizing the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan was grouping the scientific questions submitted by the community into a logical structure. More than 850 questions were submitted by the community and this database will be the starting point for discussion at the Horizon Scan Retreat in April 2104. The final structure of the question database is organized into eleven themes. Questions that could be logically addressed in more than one theme are repeated in the database for a total of nearly 1000 questions.

Topic
No.

Theme Title

1 excelSouthern Ocean Physics, Geology, and Chemistry
2 excelSouthern Ocean Life and Ecology
3 excelThe Solid Earth
4 excelAtmospheric Science
5 excelLand Ice
6 excelNear Earth Space and Beyond
7 excelBiotic Responses to Change
8 excelMarine Biosphere and the Physical Environment
9 excelHumankind
10 excelThe Past - A Window on the Future
11 excelTerrestrial Life and Ecology

excelComplete database of sorted questions for download


Each question has been assigned a unique number (1st Solicitation: 1 to 999; 2nd solicitation: 1001-1999; additional questions from the Pre-Retreat Survey: 2001-2999) so that the question can be traced to the original database of unedited questions and viewed with its related keywords and descriptions.

Databases of raw, unedited questions submitted

For information about the two community-wide rounds of solicited questions, see the February 2014 News item.


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