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West Antarctic Peninsula Working Group Workshop

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The 1st Workshop of the SOOS West Antarctic Peninsula Regional Working Group (WAP WG)

15 & 16 May 2017, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK

Deadline for registration March 1st 2017

Workshop aims:

The aims of this workshop are to share information about the existing sustained observational programs along the WAP and plans/aspirations for their futures, to discuss how a WAP component of SOOS might be constructed in the context of these activities, and how such a system might be best implemented and operated.

Who should attend?

People with involvement or interest in ocean observations and research into the factors influencing the marine system of the West Antarctic Peninsula. PhD and early career scholars are welcome.

Call for contributions:

We will have a number of keynote speakers, time for discussions, and there will an opportunity for you to present your research – past, present and future aims – in a poster session.

Workshop focus:

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is an international initiative that aims to facilitate the collection and delivery of essential observations on variability and change of the Southern Ocean systems to all international stakeholders through the design, advocacy and implementation of cost-effective observing and data delivery systems.

We have been approved to develop a Working Group for the West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP).  This region has an extensive international presence that currently is distributed with limited coordination.  Improving this coordination is especially important given observed changes in the physics, chemistry and biology occurring in the WAP region over the last few decades. We need your help in defining an optimal WAP component of SOOS, and how it should operate over time to help the different national programs adopt best practices for collaborations and data sharing.

Call for contributions:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Discussions
  • Opportunities to present your research – past, present and future aims – in a poster session

Register now

Contact Kate Hendry at glzkh@bristol.ac.uk