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Dark times ahead

Dark times ahead

While other escape to the South, we head North - again!

Once again an expedition beyond daylight is in preparation. Meanwhile, new findings from earlier expeditions have seen the light of day.

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Congratulations Dr. Hobbs!

Congratulations Dr. Hobbs!

An award winning Dr. of the CircA project in Mare Incognitum

Dr. Laura Hobbs receives award for Postgraduate of the Year 2016 by UHI

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New monster from the deep

New monster from the deep

Archeologists fear it, biologists love it

First record of a shipworm in Arctic waters

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Cruising in the dark

Cruising in the dark

A new year has started - time to continue our dark activities

Cutting-edge autonomous vehicles and traditional sampling in the polar night

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Werewolves! Here is the published proof!

Werewolves! Here is the published proof!

Beyond any doubt: Werewolves migrate

Finally the proof for werewolf activities has been published in Current Biology!

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2013 mooring campaign - success!

Some days ago the last of the 4 Svalbard year-round moorings, deployed in Rijpfjorden, was successfully retrieved during a UNIS cruise. All instruments were happy, and even the blue mussles, deployed in a small cage, were still alive. So, good news for the entire mooring campaign. All moorings are serviced and set out again for another year of data aquisition. You can find a detailed setup under the Mooring setup link.

 

Kongsfjorden #1:

Purpose: 12 month standard observatory

Instrumentation: Exactly the same as 2012-13 12 month deployment (2x ADCP + 2x Sed Trap)

Set-up: Same as 2012-13 12 month deployment

Deployment: AB321 Sept/Oct 2013

Recovery: AB202 2014

 

Rijpfjorden #1:

Purpose: 12 month standard observatory

Instrumentation:  Same as the 2012-13 12 month deployment (2x ADCP but only one sediment trap probably at 100m?)

Set-up: Same as 2012-13 12 month deployment

Deployment: AB321 Sept/Oct 2013

Recovery: AB202 2014 (perhaps?)

 

Billefjorden #1:

No deployment this year

 

Isfjorden #1:

Purpose: 1 month deployment to support lunar experiment with period of NEW and FULL moon

Instrumentation: 2x ADCP if possible covering surface to as deep as possible; 1 x Sedtrap (probably at 40-50 m?), T&S as available

Set-up: ADCPs to ping asynchronously with set up similar to 36 hour deployments to start 1 Dec and end 31 Dec.  Ping rate such that battery is exhausted.  Sed trap bottle timing being decided by Kim.  Will pass this ASAP.

Deployment: AB321 Sept/Oct 2013

Recovery: Helmer Hansen in January.

 

Kongsfjorden #2:

Purpose: 4 day deployment to support CIRCA sampling in January 2014 – this will be the Isfjorden #1 mooring turned around.

Instrumentation: 2x ADCP covering surface to as deep as possible; 1 x Sedtrap (probably at 40-50 m?), T&S as available

Set-up: ADCPs to ping asynchronously with set up similar to 36 hour deployments to reveal any complex patterns.  Ping rate as fast as possible.  Sed trap preset in Tromsø by CRG after AB321 with bottle timings to be decided by JB/KL/FC/CG.

Deployment: Helmer Hansen at start of CIRCA

Recovery: Helmer Hansen before departure from KF and redeployed as Kongsfjorden #3

 

Kongsfjorden #3:

Purpose: 3 month deployment to provide high resolution spring data set spanning 24 hr dark to 24 hr light – this will be the Kongsfjorden #2 mooring turned around.

Instrumentation: 2x ADCP covering surface to as deep as possible; 1 x Sedtrap (Isfjorden #1 Sedtrap reloaded and reprogrammed), T&S as available

Set-up: ADCPs to ping asynchronously with ping rate as high as possible and battery exhausted by 30 April 2014 to reveal complex patterns.  Sed trap set up on Helmer Hansen during Jan 2014 with bottle timings to be decided by JB/KL/FC

Deployment: Helmer Hansen before departure from KF in January

Recovery: AB202 in Aug/Sept 2014

Mare upcoming events

Nov
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08.11.2017 - 10.11.2017

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