The High Latitude Oceanography Group (GOAL) was formed in 2002, within the scope of the CNPq/PROANTAR 02/2002 Notice, with the approval of Rede1 – Antarctica, Global Changes, Environment and Teleconnections with the South American Continent. He works in Antarctic studies in Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Bio-optics, Remote Sensing, Ocean-Atmosphere-Cryosphere Interaction, Oceanic Climatic Modeling. It is a multidisciplinary group formed by researchers and students from different Brazilian institutions and collaborates with international institutions. The group also participates in studies in several areas, in the medium and long term, aiming at understanding the relationships between the physical/chemical environment, marine microorganisms, and top predators in the food chain (marine mammals). Furthermore, understanding the impact of climate change on these processes can help take measures to minimize negative effects.
In this context, GOAL contributes to multi-year and long-term programs, carrying out the collection of physical, chemical, and biological data in the Antarctic regions around the Antarctic Peninsula and the Weddell Sea, as well as in the subtropical areas: at the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence and in the oceanic part of Patagonia Argentina. In addition, GOAL contributes to studies carried out by the National Institute of Cryosphere Sciences (INCT-Cryosphere).
You can access the GOAL website at https://goal.furg.br/.