Through international collaboration with research programmes and projects organised in other countries, the Changing Arctic Ocean investigators have additional opportunities to sample in the Arctic. This expands the geographical coverage of data collection in the Arctic. It also provides access to seasonal sampling, allowing data collection to span summer through to winter. This greater geographical and seasonal coverage of data is critical to improve our understanding of Arctic ecosystems and biogeochemical interactions.
All projects in the CAO Programme will collaborate closely with the 6-year Norwegian Nansen LEGACY project (2018-2023). The overall aim of the Nansen LEGACY project is complementary to the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme, i.e. to explore the integrated nature of environment, climate and ecosystem in the Barents Sea. The new Norwegian ice-breaker Kronprins Haakon will be used in this project, and will provide additional opportunities for the CAO investigators to sample in the Arctic.
Further details about each project’s collaboration on international cruises can be found in the right hand tabs.