The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project funded by the National Science Foundation to investigate the influence of the Southern Ocean on the global climate. They use ARGOS floats to gather data remotely throughout the world’s ocean.
You can access an interactive map of the location of all current floats through the SOCCOM float visualization. You can also access all of the float data, individual float data files, trajectories of the floats, and more information on the Data Access page. They have a cheat sheet of how to best Access SOCCOM Float Data to assist in understanding how to access and use the data.
You can explore questions like variation in the temperature, salinity, and other features of the ocean over time and space.
Let your kids dive into data from the southern ocean: