NABOS Cruise 2018
The 2018 NABOS Expedition aboard the R/V Akademik Tryoshnikov was 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.