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Webinar: Upper ocean ventilation pathways

The next SO-CHIC webinar "Upper ocean ventilation pathways" is coming! It will take place on 12th January 2024 at 15:00 CET (14:00 GMT) online. You can now register for the webinar here. During the event the Work Package 2 will be the main topic. This WP seeks to determine the lead rate-controlling processes of ventilation in a region of up welling of warm deep waters in the Southern Ocean. It brings together observers and modelers to address one of the key sources of uncertainty in current predictions of the future climate state, namely the rate of uptake of heat and carbon… Read More

Tipping Points in Antarctica (Towards Evidence-Based Policy)

The Antarctic Policy Event Tipping Points in Antarctica: Towards Evidence-Based Policy will take place in Brussels,at the NORCE Norwegian Research Center – Rue Guimard 9, 1000 Brussels on Monday, 16 October from 14h-16h. The event is co-organized by EU-funded projects TiPACCs, OCEAN:ICE, SO-CHIC, PROTECT, and the EU-PolarNet 2 and European Polar Board. The agenda includes an opening plenary forum followed by a world cafe where we create a common space for researchers and policymakers to talk on highly relevant topics relating to Antarctica. We look forward to a highly engaged, highly interactive afternoon! Refreshments will be provided.  Please find the full agenda here. To assist us in planning the best possible event, we request that you complete this registration… Read More

SO-CHIC General Assembly 2022 interviews

The work of the EU-funded SO-CHIC project is organised through a series of interconnected and specialised Work Packages (WP). During the annual SO-CHIC General Assembly (GA) that was held in November 2022 at the Sorbonne University International Conference Center in Paris, several researchers were interviewed in order to introduce themselves and their work in particular work packages. Find the interviews here: Read More

SO-CHIC Visualisation Contest

The mission of the SO-CHIC project is crucial - by contributing to reducing uncertainties in climate change predictions, the SO-CHIC is expected to have major quantifiable impacts on climate science. SO-CHIC’s work is organised through a series of interconnected and specialised Work Packages (WPs), however these can be difficult to understand to general public. As it is important for SO-CHIC to explain its activities (as described in the WPs) to broader audience, SO-CHIC held a Visualisation contest organised by the European Polar Board. The goal of the contest was to obtain an illustration that could be further used for communication… Read More


#TashaGoesSouth Natasha Lucas (“Tasha”) is an observational oceanographer / scientist who has started her journey on Agulhas II research ship sailing from Capetown to Antarctica on 17 December 2022 as part of the British Antarctic Survey & the SO-CHIC project. Tasha decided to record a few videos each day to show her life and work on the ship as a scientist for educational, outreach and EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) reasons. Thank you, Tasha for this wonderful initiative! To see daily updates from Tasha, follow @tashaocean on Instagram, where the photos and videos are being published by the #TashGoesSouth initiative partners each day. Read More

EGU22 - The Southern Ocean & the Global Climate System

SO-CHIC will be present at the next General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) which is held in Vienna, Austria, from 23–27 May 2022. On Thursday, SO-CHIC will lead a session in the town hall, featuring excellent speakers discussing the Southern Ocean and the global climate system. You can find all details here: And you can follow the conference on Twitter Read More

The Southern Ocean on Europe's shores

Did you know that the Southern Ocean has the capacity to absorb far more carbon than the Amazon rainforest? Or that change in the Southern Ocean plays a critical role in the climate of Europe and consequentially impacts the lives of millions of EU citizens?   To learn more, here are two short presentations from Southern Ocean researchers organised by the Horizon 2020 project SO-CHIC. Read More

The Southern Ocean on Europe's shores

Climate impacts, sea level rise and the marine environment Online policy briefing by SO-CHIC, a Horizon 2020 project Did you know that the Southern Ocean has the capacity to absorb far more carbon than the Amazon rainforest? Or that change in the Southern Ocean plays a critical role in the climate of Europe and consequentially impacts the lives of millions of EU citizens? To learn more, you are invited to attend an online discussion session with Southern Ocean climate scientists organised by the Horizon 2020 project SO-CHIC. The session, for EU policymakers, will be focused on issues such as climate,… Read More

The Southern Ocean, in the midst of climate change

90% of heat budget accumulated on Earth is located in the oceans. To understand this global warming phenomenon, we have to investigate oceans under their surface and in particular the Southern Ocean. This is the main objective of the SO-CHIC project. Started in 2019 and coordinated by Sorbonne Université (Paris, France), SO-CHIC (Southern Ocean – Carbon and Heat Impact on Climate) gathers 16 international partners and experts in physics, oceanography, climatology and biochemistry. Funded by the European Commission for 5 years, the project aims to understand and quantify key processes controlling heat and carbon fluxes between the atmosphere, ocean and… Read More

Atlantic Pole to Pole: Climate Science 2 Policy

Facilitating the science needed to support ocean governance and management. About this event Join our open event as part of All-Atlantic 2021, discussing what kind of research priorities should be taken into account in establishing a framework for international collaboration in the next decades? Date: 2nd June 2021, from 11:30 - 13:00 UTC The world faces global challenges that can only be met through science diplomacy, the use of scientific collaborations among nations to address common problems. Researchers, decision makers and knowledge brokers have a responsibility to develop and maintain the flow of information to create evidence-based and equitable outcomes… Read More

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