The IPY core programme ICED "Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean" is a new international multidisciplinary initiative launched in response to the increasing need to develop integrated circumpolar analyses of Southern Ocean climate and ecosystem dynamics. ICED has been developed in conjunction with the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), through joint support from the Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) and Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics (GLOBEC) programmes.
The ICED vision is to develop a coordinated circumpolar approach to better understand climate interactions in the Southern Ocean, the implications for ecosystem dynamics, the impacts on biogeochemical cycles, and the development of sustainable management procedures. One of Jose's role as a junior scientist and member of the Scientific Commitee is to represent young researchers in ICED, participate actively on the science produced by young scientists and coordinate the science, education and outreach activities dealing with the pulbic understanding of polar science, where Jose expects to create strong connections with APECS at various levels. Great news for APECS, that is for sure.