NABOS Research Cruise 2018
The 55-day cruise began in early August from Kirkenes, Norway, bound for the Nansen and Amundsen Basins, where warmer Atlantic water enters the much colder Arctic Ocean.
We have been monitoring the interface between the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean since 2002.
A wealth of scientific publications and other outreach materials have resulted from our research.
See cruise maps, data, reports, and more from 2002 to the present.
NABOS is part of the Arctic Observing Network. NABOS research is funded by the National Science foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Since the early 2000s, the goal of NABOS has been to compile a cohesive picture of climatic changes in the Eurasian and Makarov basins of the Arctic Ocean. NABOS works to understand:
- how boundary currents transport Atlantic Water
- how Atlantic Water interacts with shelf waters, the deep basin interior, and the upper ocean
- changes in upper ocean circulation within these basins
Partners with Arctic Observing Network funding
- International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Institute of Marine Science, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington
- Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Russia
- Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, USA
- Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, USA
- Henriksen Shipping Company
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
- National Oceanography Center, Southampton, UK
- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA