BERING STRAIT MOORINGS 2020 Cruise
Norseman II

  1st - 8th - 18th September 2020, Homer to (Nome) to Nome,
Chief Scientist: Rebecca Woodgate (University of Washington, USA)

 
Corresponding author: Rebecca Woodgate (woodgate@uw.edu)

An NSF-supported project at the University of Washington (UW)  (lead PI: Rebecca Woodgate, Co-PI: Cecilia Peralta-Ferriz)

2020 Bering Strait Mooring Cruise
2020 Norseman II Cruise Overview
2020 Cruise Map
2020 Full Cruise Report
2020 Full Cruise Report (high res)
PRIOR BERING STRAIT PLANS AND EXPEDITIONS
   2020 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - September
   2019 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - September
  
2018 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - August

   2017 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July

   2016 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July
  
2015 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July
  
2014 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - June/July
   2013 Norseman II Mooring Cruise Report - July
   Prior Bering Strait work
BERING STRAIT LINKS
   Bering Strait Basics - why is it important
   Bering Strait Oceanography (Data, cruises & more)
 

BERING STRAIT 2020 MOORING CRUISE OVERVIEW
  BERING STRAIT 2020 CRUISE MAP

As part of the Bering Strait project funded by NSF-AON (Arctic Observing Network), in September 2020, the research vessel Norseman II, of Support Vessels of Alaska, Inc., undertook an 11 day cruise in the Bering Strait and southern Chukchi Sea region.

Due to the Covid pandemic, no scientists joined the cruise, but instead the science work of the cruise was directed from land using high speed internet links (including live video) for communications.

The primary goals of the expedition were:
  1) deployment of 4 moorings carrying physical oceanographic (Woodgate and Peralta-Ferrriz) and whale acoustic (Stafford, Berchok) instrumentation. The funding for the physical oceanographic components of these moorings comes from NSF-AON. The Berchok mooring is funded by NOAA.
   2) deployment of 1 glider (Statscewich, Danielson, Baumgartner)
  3) an underway survey (measuring surface water properties, ADCP, meteorological data) of the Bering Strait and southern Chukchi Sea region.

The cruise onloaded in Homer (1st Sept 2020), passed Nome (8th Sept 2020), and ended in Nome (18th September 2020), with equipment offload scheduled for Homer in Oct/November 2020.
 
For full details, and preliminary results, see:


Cruise map showing named lines and historic CTD casts (red), moorings (black) and ship's track (blue). See underway data maps in cruise report for route. Depth contours every 10m from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) [Jakobsson et al., 2000]. Lower panel gives detail of strait region.

For use of any of these figures, please contact
Rebecca Woodgate (woodgate@uw.edu)

Polar Science Center, University of Washington, 2020

We gratefully acknowledge financial support for this work the National Science Foundation (NSF).
 
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