The aim of the SAMOC project, which is an integral part of the international research partnership on climate variability and change, is to develop a surveillance system in the South Atlantic. This will involve pursuing the research first launched in 2004 into different zones – South Africa, Drake’s Passage and the eastern and western edges of the South Atlantic.

The project consists of developing an observation network with the help of modelling tools to understand how the South Atlantic functions and its role in global ocean circulation and long-term climate predictions.

Research centers
  • - IUEM (UMS 3113), Brest  [Project Developer]
  • - Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven
  • - Departamento de Oceanografia, Centro de Technologia e Geociencias, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • - Departamento Oceanografía, Servicio de Hidrografia Naval SHN
  • - Department of Marine Operations, Shirshov Institute of Oceanography, Moscow
  • - Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town
  • - Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Massachusetts Institute of Technology, DEAPS-MIT
  • - Instituto Oceanografico, Universidade de Sao Paolo IO/USP
  • - Laboratoire de Physique des Océans (UMR 6523), Brest
  • - Physical Oceanography Division (PhOD), Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological laboratory at NOAA PhOD at NOAA-AOML
  • - University of Miami's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
  • - University San Diego / Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego (US)
- Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Overall budget
2 779 K€