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INTAROS Summer Season Fieldwork is Underway


The first round of INTAROS summer fieldwork is underway in the Arctic. Researchers from across Europe have set out to gather a range of data from the northern latitudes.


Earlier this summer, IOPAN conducted a large-scale hydrographic survey on RV Oceania in the eastern Norwegian and Greenland seas, Fram Strait and north of Svalbard. The cruise ran from 14 June to the 7 July 2017. The RV Oceania again set sail for a second cruise, co-organised by IOPAN and LOCEAN (10 to 31 July, 2017) with RV Oceania for the deployment of the LOCEAN Slocum glider in the northern Fram Strait for a 2-month mission. IOPAN and LOCEAN will collaborate once again in September 2017 for the deployment of four moorings north of Svalbard at 22° and 30°E.


Meanwhile, the Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Dept. Biogeochemical Systems conducted field work in Northeast Siberia from 26 June to 14 July 2017. The field work took place at the Ambarchik Bay Observatory, where PhD student Martijn Pallandt from MPI-BCG is working. Activities included instrument maintenance, sensitivity tests/experiments for data quality assessment, and preparations for installation of new INTAROS flask sampling system in summer 2018


The Beaufort Gyre Observing System (BGOS) 2017 cruise is scheduled for Sept 6 to Oct 2. BGOS is organised by WHOI US, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, and others, and will include hydrography, mooring work and buoy deployments in the Canada Basin region. You can follow a blog from the field via "Expeditions", on the BGOS website.

24 July 2017

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