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Irminger Sea 9:
Annual Recovery
and Deploy Mission

Month-long Expedition to Refresh Irminger Sea Array

A team of 15 scientists and engineers will head to the Irminger Sea in late June to recover and deploy four moorings and three gliders in this most important but remote ocean region. The Global Irminger Sea Array is located in the North Atlantic, a region with high wind and large surface waves. It is one of the few places on Earth with deep-water formation that feeds the large-scale thermohaline circulation. Measurements in this area are critical to increase our  understanding of changes occurring in the ocean. A team from OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program) will be onboard, as well, to conduct sampling and check OSNAP moorings in the region. Check back regularly for updates. Video courtesy of James Kuo ©WHOI.

Location

The Global Irminger Sea Array is located in the North Atlantic in a region with high wind and large surface waves.

Ship

The R/V Neil Armstrong is a state-of-the-art oceangoing research vessel.

Updates

Regular posts about life aboard the ship, work accomplished, and encounters with marine life.

Gallery

Images and video of the expedition.

People

Meet the Irminger Sea 9 Team.

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