CRUISES

2020 Cruise Plans (tentative)

  • US OSNAP/OOI Irminger Cruise 
    • R/V Neil Armstrong
    • Dates:  August 2020
    • Ports: Reykjavik, Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Chief scientist: Amy Bower (WHOI)
    • Purpose: Greenland DWBC (GDWBC) array recovery or turn-around
  • UK OSNAP Iceland Basin and CLASS Ellett Array
    • RRS Discovery (or RRS James Cook)
    • Dates: Summer 2020
    • Chief scientist: Penny Holliday (NOC)
    • Purpose: mooring turnaround; CTD sections; glider operations
  • US OSNAP cruise to service the Cape Farewell mooring arrays
    • R/V Neil Armstrong
    • Dates: August 1 – September 6, 2020
    • Ports: Reykjavik, Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Chief scientist: Fiamma Straneo (SIO)
    • Purpose: servicing the Cape Farewell mooring arrays; CTD sections
  • Germany GEOMAR cruise
    • R/V Maria S Merian
    • Dates:  September 1 – October 4, 2020
    • Ports: St. Johns, Canada – Pt Delgada, Azores
    • Chief scientist: Johannes Karstensen (GEOMAR)
    • Purpose: hydrographic sampling; mooring servicing
  • R/V CCGS Hudson Cruise
    • Dates: May 2020
    • Ports: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – Halifax, Canada
    • Chief scientist: Igor Yashayaev (BIO)
    • Purpose: redeploy BIO moorings on the OSNAP line; occupy the western part of the OSNAP-West line; occupy the AR7W line

 

2018 Cruises

  • OSNAP 17: R/V CCGS Hudson Cruise #HUD2018008
    • April 26 – May 22, 2018 (Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada – Halifax, Canada)
    • Chief scientist: Igor Yashayaev (BIO)
    • Purpose: redeploy BIO moorings on the OSNAP line and occupy the western part of the OSNAP-West line and deploy two Argo floats
  • OSNAP 18: R/V Maria S Merian
    • May 25 – June 26, 2018 (St. Johns, Canada – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Johannes Karstensen (GEOMAR)
    • Purpose: service Labrador Sea 53ºN array (OSNAP West) and Irminger Sea moorings
    • Cruise report (short version)
  • OSNAP 19: R/V Neil Armstrong (OSNAP-East lag 1)
    • June 5-24, 2018 (Reykjavik, Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Amy Bower (WHOI)
    • Purpose: (re)-deploy the DWBC array east of Greenland
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 20: R/V Neil Armstrong (OSNAP-East lag 2)
    • July 1-30, 2018 (Reykjavik, Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Bill Johns (UM)
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 21: R/V Neil Armstrong (OSNAP-West)
    • August 27 – October 3, 2018 (Reykjavik, Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Bob Pickart (WHOI)
    • Cruise report

 

2017 Cruises

  • OSNAP 15: RRS Discovery Cruise DY078/079
    • 6-28, May 2017 (Southampton, UK – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Penny Holliday (NOC)
    • Purpose: refurbish the OSNAP Rockall Trough moorings (RTWB1, RTWB2, RTEB2 and RTADCP1); occupy the Extended Ellett Line (EEL)
    • Cruise report
  • France RREX cruise
    • Summer 2017
    • Chief scientist: Virginie Thierry (IFREMER)
    • Purpose: CTD casts, moorings recovery, and deployment of deep Argo floats
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 16: R/V CCGS Hudson
    • September 15 – October 10, 2017
    • Chief scientist: Igor Yashayaev (BIO)
    • Purpose: redeploy the C1, C2, C3 and Hamilton Bank moorings; occupy the AR7W line and the western section of the OSNAP-West line; deploy 13 Argo floats and conduct mooring recoveries and oceanographic work in Davis Strait

 

2016 Cruises

  • OSNAP 10: R/V CCGS Hudson
    • May 1 – 27, 2016
    • Chief scientist: Igor Yashayaev (BIO)
    • Purpose: redeploy the C1, C2, C3, Hamilton Bank and Scotian Slope moorings; occupy AR7W and XHL lines, and a segment of the OSNAP-West line; deploy 7 Argo floats
  • OSNAP 11: R/V MARIA S MERIAN Cruise MSM54
    • May 12 – June 7, 2016 (St. Johns, Canada – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Johannes Karstensen (GEOMAR)
    • Cruise report
  • France IFREMER cruise: R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa
    • June 1 – July 13, 2016
    • OVIDE section (Vigo, Spain – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Fiz Perez (IIM, Vigo)
    • Spanish cruise in collaboration with France
  • OSNAP 12: RRS Discovery Cruise DY053 (OSNAP-East Leg 1)
    • June 29 – July 23, 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Stuart Cunningham (SAMS)
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 13: RRS Discovery Cruise DY054 (OSNAP-East Leg 2)
    • July 27 – August 17, 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland – Southampton, UK)
    • Chief scientist: Penny Holliday (NOC)
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 14: R/V Neil Armstrong (OSNAP-West)
    • August 3 – September 8, 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland – St. Johns, Canada)
    • Chief scientist: Bob Pickart (WHOI)
    • Cruise report

 

2015 Cruises

  • OSNAP 7: R/V CCGS Hudson
    • May 126, 2015
    • Chief Scientist: Igor Yashayaev (BIO)
    • Purpose: moorings to be recovered and redeployed at C1, C2 & C3 in the western Labrador Basin
    • Data report
  • OSNAP 8: R/V Pelagia (OSNAP-EAST Leg 1)
    • June 12 – July 07, 2015
    • Chief scientist: Stuart Cunningham (SAMS)
    • Purpose: service the (US) Iceland Basin and the (Scottish) Rockall Channel moorings; deploy RAFOS floats over the slopes east of the MAR ridge crest (western Iceland Basin)
    • Cruise report
  •  OSNAP 9: R/V Pelagia (OSNAP-EAST Leg 2)
    • July 8 –  30, 2015
    • Chief scientist: Laura de Steur (NIOZ)
    • Purpose: service the (Dutch) Irminger Current moorings and the (British) DWBC moorings; deploy RAFOS floats over the slopes east of Greenland (western Irminger Basin).
    • Cruise report, Data report (NIOZ mooring)

 

2014 Cruises

  • OSNAP 1: RRS James Clark Ross Cruise 302140605-jcr_stjohns
    • May 31 July 18, 2014
    • Chief scientists: Brian King and Penny Holliday (NOC)
    • Purpose: hydrographic section across OSNAP West and East: temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, carbon and CFCs.
    • Blog postings: ukosnap.wordpress.com
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 2: R/V Knorr Cruise KN-220-01
    • June 1630, 2014Knorr_photo
    • Chief scientist: Brian Guest (WHOI)
    • Purpose: deployment of sound sources and RAFOS floats
    • Data report (RAFOS float)
  • OSNAP 3: R/V CCGS Hudson Cruise #2014017
    • June 30 – July 15, 2014
    • Chief scientist: Blair Greenan (BIO)
    • Purpose: improve understanding of ocean currents, variability, and dispersion in the vicinity of Sackville Spur through the use of moored measurements, which is also to validate computer model configurations.
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 5: R/V Knorr Cruise KN-221-03
  • OSNAP 6: R/V Thalassa Cruise MSM 40
    • August 6 – 25, 2014
    • Chief scientist: Johannes Karstensen (GEOMAR)
    • Purpose: recovery and deployment of moored instrumentation as well as of surveys of the water column at selected stations.
    • Cruise report
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