CRUISES

2020 Cruises 

  • OSNAP 28: RRS Discovery Cruise  (provisionary)
    • October 14 – November 18, 2020 (Southampton, England – Southampton, England)
    • Chief scientist (OSNAP lead): Stuart Cunningham (SAMS)
    • Iceland basin and Rockall Trough: Turnaround of Rockall Trough and Iceland Basin CLASS and OSNAP moorings; turnaround of CLASS Porcupine Abyssal Plain, Darwin Mounds and Whittard Canyon moorings; calibration CTDs; possibly glider operations.
  • OSNAP 27: R/V Neil Armstrong
    • September 18 – October 21, 2020 (Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole, MA)
    • Chief scientist: Bill Johns (UM)
    • Iceland basin: Turnaround of U.S. Iceland Basin moorings (7 in total); CTD’s for caldip and near mooring sites prior to recovery; recovery of three Navy (NISKINe program) moorings.
  • OSNAP 26: R/V Neil Armstrong
    • August 8 – September 11, 2020 (Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole, MA)
    • Chief scientist: Sebastian Bigorre; OSNAP lead: Heather Furey
    • Irminger Sea: Full turn-around of the OOI moorings (including FLMA and FLMB, which are part of OSNAP line); full turn-around of 4 GDWBC OSNAP moorings; possible turn-around of a small number of CF moorings if not completed on OSNAP West cruise.
  • OSNAP 25: R/V Maria S Merian MSM94
    • August 2 – September 5, 2020 (Emden, Germany – Emden, Germany)
    • Chief scientist: Johannes Karstensen (GEOMAR)
    • Labrador Sea: 53N array mooring servicing
  • OSNAP 24: R/V CCGS Amundsen AZOMP/OSNAP cruise 
    • July 17 – August 7, 2020 (Halifax, Nova Scotia – St.John’s, Newfoundland)
    • Chief scientist: Davit Hebert (BIO)
    • Labrador Sea: Recover and deploy BIO moorings (5 in total) on the upper Labrador slope and shelf
  • OSNAP 23: R/V Pelagia 
    • 11 July – 16 August, 2020 (Texel, Netherlands – Texel, Netherlands)
    • Chief scientist: Femke de Jong (NIOZ)
    • Irminger Sea and Iceland Basin: IC moorings turnaround; CTD stations; deploy drifters; recover French landers on the ridge.
  • OSNAP 22: R/V Neil Armstrong
    • June 23 – August 1, 2020 (Woods Hole, MA – Woods Hole, MA)
    • Chief scientist: Bob Pickart (WHOI)
    • Labrador and Irminger Seas: To turnaround the LS and CF moorings (9 tall moorings, 8tripods); any remaining CF moorings will be serviced on the subsequent Armstrong cruise.

2018 Cruises

  • OSNAP 21: R/V Neil Armstrong (OSNAP-West)
    • August 27 – October 3, 2018 (Reykjavik, Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Bob Pickart (WHOI)
    • 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 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 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 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

 

2017 Cruises

  • 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
  • France RREX cruise
    • Summer 2017
    • Chief scientist: Virginie Thierry (IFREMER)
    • Purpose: CTD casts, moorings recovery, and deployment of deep Argo floats
    • Cruise report
  • 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

 

2016 Cruises

  • 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
  • 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 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 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 (OVIDE section): R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa
    • June 1 – July 13, 2016 (Vigo, Spain – Reykjavik, Iceland)
    • Chief scientist: Fiz Perez (IIM, Vigo)
    • Spanish cruise in collaboration with France
  • 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

 

2015 Cruises

  • 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)
  • 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 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

 

2014 Cruises

  • 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
  • OSNAP 5: R/V Knorr Cruise KN-221-03
  • 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 2: R/V Knorr Cruise KN-220-01
    • June 1630, 2014
    • Chief scientist: Brian Guest (WHOI)
    • Purpose: deployment of sound sources and RAFOS floats
    • Data report (RAFOS float)
  • OSNAP 1: RRS James Clark Ross Cruise 302May 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