Antarctica International Science & Infrastructure for Synchronous Observation (Antarctica InSync) addresses the need for large, collaborative and synchronous observation, to generate data and knowledge to understand, protect and sustainably manage the Southern Ocean and Antarctica including ocean, land and atmosphere.
Institutions operating polar infrastructure assembled in COMNAP will be asked to coordinate actions to the programme. The preparatory phase will happen in 2024-2026, establishing alliances, working groups with stakeholders, logistic teams and a framework of collaboration including FAIR data management. The implementation phase with fieldwork and synthesis will be in 2027-2030.
Through community activities, SOOS, SCOR and SCAR have already described many key challenges, questions and needs for research to decipher the drivers, impacts and feedback mechanisms of this key region with the global ocean.
The programme will be open to countries without infrastructure, various NGOs, foundations and industry.
Start Date: 01/10/2023
End Date: 31/12/2030
Lead Contact: Antje Boetius (email@example.com)