South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area (SOISS MPA)


The South Orkney Islands Southern Shelf Marine Protected Area (SOISS MPA) was established by CCAMLR in 2009 under CM 91-03, with the objective of contributing towards the conservation of biodiversity in Subarea 48.2, and to the development of a representative system of protected areas across the Convention Area. At the time of adoption, the Commission agreed to review CM 91-03, based on advice from the Scientific Committee, at its regular meeting in 2014 and at subsequent five-year periods (CM 91-03, paragraph 9). 

Antarctic-wide geomorphology

O’Brien P.E., A.L. Post, R. Romeyn (2009) Antarctic-wide Geomorphology as an aid to habitat mapping and locating Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. Paper submitted to the CCAMLR Workshop on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. La Jolla, CA, USA 3–7th August 2009. WS-VME-09/10.

Pelagic bioregionalisation of the Southern Ocean, and associated data layers; Sea-ice concentration; Chlorophyll-a concentration

Raymond, B. (2007) Various resources related to the Experts Workshop on Bioregionalisation of the Southern Ocean, held in Hobart, Sep 2006 Australian Antarctic Data Centre - CAASM Metadata

Foraging distributions of Adélie and chinstrap penguins

Lynnes, A.S., K. Reid, J.P. Croxall, P.N. Trathan (2002) Conflict or co-existence? Foraging distribution and competition for prey between Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Marine Biology 141: 1165-1174.

Distribution of albatrosses and petrels

BirdLife International (2006) Analysis of albatross and petrel distribution within the CCAMLR Convention Area: results from the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database. CCAMLR Science 13: 143-174.

Locations of oceanographic fronts

Heywood, K.J., A.C. Naveira Garabato, D.P. Stevens, R.D. Muench (2004) On the fate of the Antarctic Slope Front and the origin of the Weddell Front. Journal of Geophysical Research 109: C06021. doi:10.1029/2003JC002053.