Observing and Understanding the Ocean below Antarctic Sea Ice and Ice Shelves (OASIIS) | POGO

Observing and Understanding the Ocean below Antarctic Sea Ice and Ice Shelves (OASIIS)

Overview

While changes in the Southern Ocean have widespread consequences for the planet, the paucity of observations in this part of the ocean hinders research. The OASIIS working group aims to develop a detailed implementation plan for an under-ice observing system. This truly global consortium led by Richard Coleman, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, has members from the UK, US, Australia, Germany, China, South Africa and Sweden.

How OASIIS contributes to POGO priority areas

POGO advocates for a global coverage in the ocean observing system, which is why addressing the imbalance of available observation systems between the northern and southern hemisphere is at the heart of the POGO Strategy. OASIIS is aiming to make use of the global network that POGO offers to develop transformative technologies that could greatly advance under-ice observations, by bring together expertise, capabiltites and capacity of leading ocean science and technology institutions.

 

You can find more details on the OASIIS Working Group webpage.

Project Participants

Working Group leader:

Richard Coleman, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia

 

 

Participants:

Mike Meredith, British Antarctic Survey, UK

 

Alexander Brearley, British Antarctic Survey, UK

 

Oscar Schofield, Rutgers University, USA

 

Lynne Talley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA

 

Olaf Boeble, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

 

Esmee van Wijk, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial  Research Organisation, Australia

 

Susan Wijffels,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial  Research Organisation, Australia

 

Steve Rintoul, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research  Organisation / Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre​, Australia

 

Ben Galton-Fenzi, Australian Antarctic Division, Australia

 

Jiuxin Shi, Ocean University of China, China

 

Sebastian Swart, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research / University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Anna Wåhlin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Fabien Roquet, Stockholm University, Sweden

 

Craig Lee, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, USA

 

Dan Costa, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

 

Kevin Speer, Florida State University, USA

 

 

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