Jiping Liu elected a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Southern Ocean Observing System

Assistant Professor Jiping Liu has been elected a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS), sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). The appointment is from 2012 to 2014. The SOOS is an international initiative with the mission to coordinate and expand the efforts of all nations and programmes that gather data from the Southern Ocean, with the specific aim of developing a coherent and efficient observing system that will deliver the observations required to address key scientific and societal challenges (http://www.soos.aq/).