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  • SOCLIM
    SOUTHERN OCEAN AND CLIMATE
    FIELD STUDIES WITH INNOVATIVE TOOLS
    - Quantify air-sea fluxes of heat, freshwater and carbon
    - Describe processes that drive the carbon sequestration
    - Address the bio-optical anomaly of surface waters
    - Understand the role of small-scale ocean dynamics
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    SOCLIM
    SOUTHERN OCEAN AND CLIMATE
    FIELD STUDIES WITH INNOVATIVE TOOLS
    - Studies of this vast area of the Earth’s surface
    - Challenging weather conditions and sea ice coverage
    - Development and deployment of autonomous platforms
    - Processing and management of novel data sets
  • SOCLIM
    SOUTHERN OCEAN AND CLIMATE
    FIELD STUDIES WITH INNOVATIVE TOOLS
    - Partnership of French marine research teams
    - Strong collaborations within an international context
    - Specific outreach activities focusing on a young public
    - Ambitious project supported by the "climate initiative"
  • SOCLIM
    SOUTHERN OCEAN AND CLIMATE
    FIELD STUDIES WITH INNOVATIVE TOOLS
    - Quantify air-sea fluxes of heat, freshwater and carbon
    - Describe processes that drive the carbon sequestration
    - Address the bio-optical anomaly of surface waters
    - Understand the role of small-scale ocean dynamics
Air-Sea exchange

Improve the quantification of important climate relevant parameters such as air-sea fluxes of heat, fresh-water and carbon

Carbon sequestration

Describe and quantify the physical and biogeochemical processes driving the sequestration of carbon in the Southern Ocean

Bio-optical anomaly

Explore the bio-optical anomaly of Southern Ocean surface waters, which contain less chlorophyll a than their color is actually suggesting

Role of Mesoscale

Evaluate the role of mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics in driving physical, biogeochimical and biological processes

Key Scientists

Stéphane Blain (Principal Investigator) is actually professor of chemical oceanography at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France). Hervé Claustre (Co-PI) is a CNRS senior scientist at LOV (Villefranche-sur-mer, France). Sabrina Speich (Co-PI) is Professor of Geosciences at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France).

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Stéphane Blain (PI)
Laboratoire d’Océanographie Microbienne
Stéphane Blain
Hervé Claustre
Hervé Claustre (Co-PI)
Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche
Hervé Claustre
Sabrina Speich
Sabrina Speich (Co-PI)
Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique
Sabrina Speich
Instruments & platforms

to be deployed.

DEEPMOOR & SURFMOOR

Moorings that acquire autonomous measurements to monitor key parameters of the functioning of the biological carbon pump.

PROFILING FLOATS

Two float types: the PROVBIO-2 float dedicated to biogeochemical studies & PROVAL float dedicated to the bio-optical characterization of water masses.

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This research should help scientists, decision-makers and more broadly to all of us adapt our behavior in order to limit the impact on the climate."
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International Collaboration with the "SOCLIM" project

And our partners

  • SOCCOM
    International Collaboration
    SOCCOM

    Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling

    soccom.princeton.edu

    COLLAPSE
  • Antarctic climate & ecosystems cooperative research centre
    International Collaboration
    ACE CRC

    Antarctic climate & ecosystems cooperative research centre

    acecrc.org.au

    COLLAPSE
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
    International Collaboration
    MBARI

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

    www.mbari.org

    COLLAPSE
  • SOCCO
    International Collaboration
    SOCCO

    Southern Ocean Carbon & Climate Observatory

    socco.org.za

    COLLAPSE
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Scientific Objectives, Outreach.

The Southern Ocean is the most remote and the least understood of the world’s oceans, although it plays a crucial role in past and present climate state and changes. It is unique in being the only zonally unbounded ocean. For this reason, it is the major link by which water properties are exchanged among the other oceans. It is a region of large exchanges of heat, fresh-water, momentum and carbon between the ocean and the atmosphere. More - Science

SOCLIM is an ambitious project that combines cutting-edge research and innovative technology to explore the Antarctic ocean. Aiming to share the team’s objectives and some of its most exciting outcome, it adds as specific feature a science-based outreach component. This is in particular dedicated to a non-scientific audience and focuses on young people. More - Outreach

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  • 30 OCT
    Kick-off meeting
    news // start

    The Southern Ocean and Climate - SOCLIM project kick-off meeting took place in Villefranche-sur-Mer in late October (2014) ...

Sharing a passion for the ocean, we join our skills for this scientific adventure focusing on the Southern Ocean.