Understanding the Arctic as a System

Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System

NABOS

 

— since 2002 —

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NABOS Research Cruise 2018

The 55-day cruise begins August 9 from Kirkenes, Norway. Next stop is Port Arkhangelsk, Russia, gateway to the Russian North and the Nansen and Amundsen Basins, where warmer Atlantic water enters the much colder Arctic Ocean.

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About NABOS

We have been monitoring the interface between the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean since 2002.

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Products

A wealth of scientific publications and other outreach materials have resulted from our research.

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Cruises

See cruise maps, data, reports, and more from 2002 to the present.

About NABOS

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

Other partners

  • 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

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