CAATEX cruise

The CAATEX deployment cruise in the Eurasian Basin


Photo by Espen Storheim, NERSC

Photo by Espen Storheim, NERSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Coordinated Arctic Acoustic Thermometry Experiment (CAATEX) research cruise was conducted with the Coast Guard vessel KV Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean from August 14 to September 9. Field experiments were conducted by Nansen Center in collaboration with eight other Norwegian and international research institutions. The main goal of the cruise was to deploy three acoustic rigs, four buoys, and an oceanographic rig. The rigs are deployed in the Nansen Basin and will collect data daily that contributes to new knowledge about how the temperature of the ocean under the polar sea ice cover will vary over the coming year. Read more here

All photos by Espen Storheim, ©NERSC