Observing System Design: Gaps, Requirements and Opportunities Workshop

Date: Sunday 13 August 2023
Time: 9am-12.30pm AEST
Location: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania Aurora Lecture Theatre – 20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS
Convenors: Dani Jones, Kimberlee Baldry, Luc Lenain, Andrew Meijers, Clive McMahon, Andreas Marouchos

This workshop will also be held online via Zoom for remote attendees.

The SOOS Observing System Design (OSD) Capability Working Group exists to encourage and facilitate activity in the area of system design, primarily through:

(1) growing and maintaining a community of interested members and stakeholders and
(2) identifying critical capability gaps and gap-closing project opportunities.

In this workshop-style session, we will collaboratively advance a vision for future Southern Ocean observing system design. As a result, we aim to identify which scientific domains and geographic areas may especially benefit from focused, intensive observing system design efforts in the near-to-medium term future. This will be achieved through:

  • Scene-setting talks from OSD stakeholders and international OSD efforts.
  • A plenary discussion open to the entire SOOS community.

During the plenary session, we will encourage community discussion on the current state of OSD technology, the interface between OSD and data assimilation efforts, and hurdles for collaboration between observational scientists, technicians, and data managers. We invite the wider community to bring forth their expertise and participate in the discussion. This session is co-convened by the SOOS Observing System Design Capability Working Group (OSD), the Polar Technology Task Team (PTTT), and Animal Borne Ocean Sensors (AniBOS).

In-person registrations are required by the 6th August 2023.