ATCM XXXIV and CEP XIV 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina
IP051: The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS): An Update
This paper presents an update to ATCM XXXIII/IP50 and summarises progress with the design and implementation of a Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) over the last year. A SOOS Design Plan has been completed, an International Program Offices is being established at the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies in Hobart, Australia, and an Executive Officer has been appointed. The Parties are requested to note this progress and to encourage relevant national agencies to participate in and support the aims of the SOOS.