The INTAROS summer fieldwork season continues with an upcoming cruise north of the island of Svalbard. This is the first INTAROS cruise for deployment of oceanographic, acoustic and seismological instruments which will operate for about a year.
The deployment will be done north of Svalbard extending from the shelf towards the deep Nansen Basin. The INTAROS mooring array will complement the A-TWAIN oceanographic moorings already deployed nearby. The data from the moorings will be supported by an oceanographic section along the array. Furthermore, three ocean bottom seismometers will be deployed at given positions in the Fram Strait (see specific news here).
A coordinated measurement program involving biogeochemical measurements, passive acoustic, light and microstructure measurements will be carried out in the marginal ice zone North of Svalbard.
Cruise leader is Hanne Sagen, NERSC.
You can check out all the observing sites assessed by INTAROS in this interactive map.
25 July 2018