INTERNATIONAL ARCTIC RESEARCH CENTER — UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

NABOS Cruises

Akademik Tryoshnikov.

NABOS Cruise 2018

The 2018 NABOS Expedition aboard the R/V Akademik Tryoshnikov began August 9. This scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean is carried out under the auspices of the NABOS scientific project, bringing together international research institutions and research programs.

The exceptional magnitude of recent high-latitude changes in the ocean, ice, and atmosphere strongly suggests a potentially irreversible shift in the Arctic Ocean to a new climate state.

These changes have important implications for the Arctic Ocean’s marine ecosystem—especially for those components that depend on sea ice or that have temperature- and stratification-dependent sensitivities or thresholds.

Addressing these and other questions requires careful observations. To these ends, this expedition will provide key information about the historical transitions occurring in the Arctic Ocean.

  • Download the cruise booklet (contains cruise track, participant list, schedules, and other logistical information)
  • Fairbanks teacher Moira O'Malley will be blogging from aboard ship for the duration of the cruise, as part of the Teacher at Sea program. Go to her blog

Planned route and activities for the 2018 NABOS cruise, starting 8 August.

Past Cruises

2015

2015 cruise map.

2015 Cruise

Cruise booklet

Cruise blog

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2002