Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Asian Workshop

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 23 May 2013 to 24 May 2013

Where: Shanghai, China

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The SOOS Asian Workshop aims to showcase Asian nations’ Southern Ocean research and observation activities and to stimulate discussion for further involvement in SOOS by Asian nations.

The Workshop will be held over two days:

  • Day 1 is open to all interested parties (registration essential) and will see guest speakers from the Asian science community present their nation/organization’s Southern Ocean observation and research activities. Members of the SOOS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) will also present a brief overview of relevant SOOS activities.
  • Day 2 is by invitation only (guest speakers, SSC members and other key representatives) and will provide an opportunity for working group discussions and strategic development planning.

Participants wishing to attend Day 1 of the Workshop are urged to register with SOOS by 23 April 2013 (email: info [at]

We look forward to welcoming colleagues from Asia, in particular, with an interest in Southern Ocean research and who wish to learn more about how to become involved in SOOS.

The SOOS Asian Workshop is sponsored by the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC), SCAR and SCOR.