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.