In 2018, three month-long cruises will visit different parts of the Arctic to collect samples. The investigators will once again be on-board the RRS James Clark Ross.
The first cruise in May 2018 (JR17005), led by Prof David Pond (DIAPOD), will cross the Fram Strait region, from the west coast of Svalbard to the east coast of Greenland (Fig. 1). The cruise will also collect samples for the ARISE project.
Figure 1: The two main sampling areas to be visited by the DIAPOD cruise in May 2018.
The final cruise of 2018 (JR17007) takes place in July. This will be led by Dr Christian März, ChAOS project. The cruise will revisit the areas in the Barents Sea that they covered during the CAO 2017 cruise (Fig. 2).
Figure 2: Planned sampling areas for the ChAOS cruise in July 2018.