UNDER-ICE: Arctic ocean under melting ice

UNDER-ICE is an interdisciplinary project involving physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, sea ice research and studies of biological production (net community primary production) in Fram Strait and northwards towards the Gakkel Ridge.

The project will focus on observational and modelling studies of water masses, fluxes and physical-biological processes in ice-covered areas and the marginal ice zone (MIZ). Innovative observing systems based on ocean acoustics, hovercraft and gliders will be applied to collect ocean and sea ice data in a series of field experiments from 2013 to 2016. The new data will be combined with existing data, including satellite data and state-of-the art numerical models to study processes of importance for the Arctic climate system.

Project Details
Funding Agency: 
Research Council of Norway
Project Deputy Leader at NERSC: 
Stein Sandven
Coordinating Institute: 
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
Project Status: 
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