An international team is currently meeting in Villefranche sur Mer (France) to advance on the modelisation section of the iAtlas. The modelisation workshop is hosted by the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer.
We’ll be mashing up tons of environmental and biotic data, to come up with predictive maps for selected taxa, or groups of taxa.
This work will ultimately give birth to a paper version of the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean, which will be followed by a dynamic, online version.
The image displays surface current velocities and directions in the Southern Ocean (Picture by Ben Raymond, Australian Antarctic Division).