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APECS: Registration open for the APECS webinar of the first SOOS Asian workshop

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soosThe first Asian workshop of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) will be held the next 23-24 May in Shanghai, China.

APECS members from Asian and non-Asian countries are invited to participate in Day 1 (23 May) of the workshop through an APECS webinar. To register to participate in the webinar, send an email to the APECS ex-officio member in the SOOS Scientific Steering Commeettee, Dr. Tosca Ballerini (tosca.ballerini@univ-amu.fr).

The first SOOS Asian workshop is organized in collaboration with the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC), the State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modelling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG), the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and with the sponsorisation of the Scientific Commette for Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Scientific Commette for Oceanic Research (SCOR).

The workshop will provide an opportunity to highlight the research and observations being undertaken by Asian countries in the Southern Ocean and to stimulate discussion and foster further involvement from Asian countries in SOOS activities.

During Day 1 (23 May) there will oral presentations by representatives from the Asian scientific community to illustrate their national and organizational research and observation activities and capabilities (current and planned) in the Southern Ocean. SOOS Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members will also present an overview of their international activities in the Southern Ocean.

SCAR and SCOR warmly encourage the participation of early career scientist in the workshop. Participating in the workshop will allow APECS member to get in touch with leading scientists from Asian and non-Asian countries and will be an excellent networking opportunity for all APECS members.

For more information about the workshop: http://www.soos.aq/i...ew=event&cid=42

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