Annually, 18 million km2 of ice grows and melts around Antarctica. We have limited knowledge of the ocean within,
and at the edge, of this enormous sea-ice impacted domain of the Southern Ocean.
The surface ocean processes are poorly quantified due to a lack of observations made at the right time and space scales.
These scale gaps have been recognised by the science community as a key link towards improving our understanding
of the sensitivity of the Southern Ocean to climate change. ROAM-MIZ is multi-institutional
initiative to observe the full seasonal cycle of the upper ocean in the MIZ near the Greenwich Meridian.