The INTAROS summer fieldwork season continues with the upcoming cruise of the KV Svalbard 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 along 22 E. The INTAROS mooring array will complement the A-TWAIN oceanographic moorings at 32 E. 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). Deployments will take place from July 29, to August 1, 2018, and moorings will be recovered in 2019.
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 INTAROS observing sites in this interactive map.
25 July 2018