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Posted: Mon, 01/02/2023 - 17:29

                                                                             Korean Icebreaking Vessel Araon. Image credit: KOPRI

SOLOMON: Southern Ocean Long-term Observation and MONitoring

Join Jennifer Magnusson as she deploys SOCCOM floats on the SOLOMON cruise!  The goal of the SOLOMON expedition is to understand the current status of heat and carbon uptake capacity in the West Antarctic region and investigate the variability of material cycles and marine ecosystem response. The science team will be collecting samples and making observations such as:

Posted: Wed, 09/21/2022 - 16:44

Channing Prend has been awarded a 2021-22 Jean Fort Dissertation Prize in the amount of $1,000 for his Ph.D. thesis work at UCSD/SIO. The Jean Fort Dissertation Prize was established to celebrate UC San Diego graduate students in honor of Jean Fort, a long-time Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The prize is awarded annually to a Ph.D. recipient of unusual intellectual breadth whose doctoral research has met the highest standards of academic excellence and may make a significant contribution on an issue of humanitarian or public concern.  Congratulations to Channing!

Posted: Thu, 07/14/2022 - 15:36

A new video produced for National Ocean Month features Ben Davis and Tanya Maurer from the SOCCOM and GO-BGC data teams - click below to check out their "science selfies!"


Posted: Fri, 05/13/2022 - 18:15

Congratulations to Jiarui (Ray) Shi, who has been selected as the 2022 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal recipient for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography!

The Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal was inaugurated in Spring 2013 to recognize outstanding doctoral research. Recipients of this prestigious award are chosen based upon the quality of academic research as determined by the impact of the research to the field and/or department; the insight, originality, and creativity shown by the author; the effectiveness of the writing, clarity, and organization of the thesis; and the soundness of the methodology and quality of the data (when applicable). 

Posted: Wed, 03/23/2022 - 14:32

The 2022 SOCCOM Annual meeting will be held in person at Princeton June 15-17.  For more information, please visit the Members section of our website.

Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 10:03

Join us for the kickoff webinar for a new webinar series, hosted by GO-BGC and the OCB Project Office, that aims to build and support a growing community of biogeochemical float data users. GO-BGC is the global expansion of the technology proven through the SOCCOM project. As the BGC-Argo array matures and expands its global coverage, so will the potential for scientific discovery. We hope that the applications and research findings highlighted in this webinar series will demonstrate the potential for these globally distributed datasets and inspire the community to explore novel applications, scientific questions, and new collaborations in the use of BGC-Argo data.

The first webinar of this series will be held on March 30th, 10-11 am Pacific/1-2 pm Eastern. It will cover the current status of BGC floats worldwide, projected float deployment locations, and tools that we have developed to streamline data access, followed by community discussion and Q&A.

March 30 webinar agenda:

Posted: Fri, 02/11/2022 - 11:17

SOCCOM and GO-BGC participants and collaborators are presenting at the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting Feb. 24 - April 4.  You can find the whole list here.

A highlight will be a Town Hall featuring SOCCOM researchers and BGC-Argo partners:

TH15 Biogeochemical-Argo status and plans
Thursday, Feb. 24th at 12 pm ET

Posted: Mon, 02/07/2022 - 09:14

Join Channing Trend on the A10.5 cruise as he helps deploy floats in the South Atlantic on the R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa sailing from Punta Arenas to Cape Town!


Sunset photo of crew on the deck of the R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa

Posted: Wed, 12/22/2021 - 14:46

On December 13, 2021, the New York Times published an interactive multimedia article  featuring SOCCOM scientists and alumni, including Joellen Russell, Lynne Talley, Veronica Tamsitt, Henri Drake, and lots on SOCCOM research.

Posted: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 19:59

June 28-30, 2021

Virtual Workshop on the New Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) Array

The Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) array is a 5-year effort funded by the US National Science Foundation to produce and deploy 500 profiling floats equipped with biogeochemical sensors in the world ocean.  Deployments will begin in the first quarter of 2021. To inform and engage a broad oceanographic user community, the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry (OCB) and the US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Programs held a virtual GO-BGC Scientific Workshop from June 28-30, 2021.

Workshop homepage