CRUISES

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 (floats)
  • OSNAP 3: R/V CCGS Hudson, cruise 2014-017
    • 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 and to validate computer model configurations
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 4R/V Knorr Cruise KN-221-02
  • OSNAP 5R/V Knorr Cruise KN-221-03
    • August 331, 2014
    • Chief scientist: Bob Pickart (WHOI)
    • Purpose: Deployment of moorings, sound sources and RAFOS floats along OSNAP West
    • Cruise report, Data report (floats)
  • 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

2015 Cruises

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

2016 Cruises

  • OSNAP 10: R/V CCGS Hudson
    • May 1 – 27, 2016
    • Chief scientist: Igor Yashayaev
    • Purpose: The purpose of our cruise was to redeploy the C1, C2, C3, Hamilton Bank and Scotian Slope moorings, occupy AR7W and XHL lines, and a segment of the OSNAP-West line and deploy 7 Argo floats.We also plan a cruise in September-October 2017 with all the same items and lead, but instead of XHL and Scotian Slope moorings we’ll do Davis Strait oceanography and moorings.
  • OSNAP 11: MARIA S MERIAN (MSM54)
    • May 12 – June 7, 2016 (St. Johns, Canada – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Johannes Karstensen
    • 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 (Leg 1)
    • June 29 – July 23, 2016 (Glasgow, Scotland – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Stuart Cunningham
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 13: RRS Discovery (Leg 2)
    • July 27 – August 17, 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland – Southampton, UK)
    • Chief scientist: Penny Holliday
    • Cruise report
  • OSNAP 14: R/V Neil Armstrong
    • August 3 – September 8, 2016 (Reykjavik, Iceland – St. Johns, Canada)
    • Chief scientist: Bob Pickart

2017 Plans

  • OSNAP 15
    • Summer 2017 (eastern boundary, west of Scotland/Rockall)
    • Chief scientist: Stuart Cunningham
    • Purpose: CTD casts and moorings recovery
  • France RREX cruise
    • Summer 2017
    • Chief scientist: Virginie Thierry
    • Purpose: CTD casts, moorings recovery, and deployment of deep Argo floats
  • OSNAP 16: R/V CCGS Hudson
    • September 15 – October 10, 2017
    • Chief scientist: Igor Yashayaev
    • Purpose: The purpose of this cruise is to 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.

2018 Plans

  • Germany GEOMAR cruise (to be proposed)
    • Summer 2018
    • Labrador Sea 53ºN array (OSNAP West) and Irminger Sea