The Southern Ocean that encircles Antarctica lends a considerable hand in keeping Earth’s temperature hospitable by soaking up half of the human-made carbon in the atmosphere and a majority of the planet’s excess heat. Yet, the inner workings—and global importance—of this ocean that accounts for 30 percent of the world’s ocean area remains relatively unknown to scientists, as dangerous seas hinder observations.

Princeton University and 10 partner institutions seek to make the Southern Ocean better known scientifically and publicly through a $21 million program that will create a biogeochemical and physical portrait of the ocean using an expanded computational capacity and hundreds of robotic floats deployed around Antarctica. The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling program, or SOCCOM, is a six-year initiative headquartered at Princeton and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Polar Programs, with additional support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA.

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“There are two major aspects to the Foundation’s mission:

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2. If you are severely wounded while deployed, the Warrior Foundation will provide immediate financial assistance and support to ensure your loved ones can be at your bedside during your recovery.”

SOWF not only provides assistance in times of need, but even provides money for the children of fallen operators to attend college. As of 2010 there were 144 young men and women attending school because of the funds provided by the SOWF. Please take 5 mins to view the accolades of this great organization and consider supporting it. Thanks.

I am excited to announce the availability of SOCCOM, our new enterprise social web app.

SOCCOM is short for “Social Communication within Client / member Communities”

SOCCOM allows enterprises in any industry (we have started with Financial Services) to activate their clients and members by enabling them to share online messages amongst each other. Enterprises benefit from monitoring their clients’ sentiments, concerns, suggestions, etc. and thus generate vibrant client / member communities.

The system provides for a large number of beneficial features and metrics for the communities, their members and the enterprises themselves.

Happy to demonstrate SOCCOM live via GoToMeeting. Please contact us in confidence at or call me on +61 (0) 400 837 458.

Soccom on vacation 👪👌😁 with Zahruddin, Raka, Alifardi, Fadly, Ova Maerakaca, Syafira, and Bunga Lirvina at Candi Gedong Songo – View on Path.