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EPB at the SOOS Symposium 2023

The EPB participates in the first Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) Symposium that is being held from 14-18 August 2023 in Hobart, Tasmania.

The SOOS Symposium theme, “Southern Ocean in a Changing World”, recognizes the important role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth system. The Symposium is a forum for assessing our progress so far in providing observing systems, observations and regional programs that deliver timely and accessible information for the Southern Ocean. It is also an opportunity to address the challenges faced in providing long term observations that address policy and societal issues as well as advancing our scientific understanding of the Southern Ocean.

The Symposium sessions, workshops and plenary presentations provide venues for science discussions around these topics and challenges.

Polardex, a new online platform for polar infrastructure, logistics discovery and planning developed by the EPB and partners is also being presented at the Symposium.

The EPB's Executive Secretary, R Badhe, is joining a Panel discussion titled "Southern Ocean in the Global UN Ocean Decade " together with A Van de Putte (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences), S Corney (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania), K Evans (CSIRO) and S Henley (University of Edinburgh). The Panel discussion is taking place on Thursday, 17th August.

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