Category: News

Arctic freshwater storage and export – what will it mean for the AMOC?

by Helen Johnson with input from Sam Cornish and Yavor Kostov The first results from the OSNAP array, published this month in Science (, are incredibly exciting! Over the 21 months of data collected so far, it has been the

When science encounters art

by Femke de Jong Collaborations in science are great, especially within a group as closely knit as OSNAP, but sometimes  the most surprising things come out of totally different kinds of collaborations. I saw beautiful examples of this in a

A long road

by Susan Lozier I have always been interested in advances in science that seemingly happen overnight.  I love the stories of someone walking through the woods when a new idea or solution to an old problem comes to mind, and

Recently graduated: end of an amazing adventure and beginning of another

by Tillys Petit My last contribution on this blog reminded the importance of in-situ data measurements on the evaluation of numerical modeling used to predict climate. As part of my PhD thesis, I had the chance to record, process and

My career path in physical oceanography and climate science

by Yavor Kostov The end of the year is a time to reflect on the past and make long-term plans for our future. Some readers of this blog, especially our young audience, may be considering a career in oceanography or

Fleur de Sel Life

By Charlène Feucher The sea and the ocean have always held a fascination for me. I grew up in the bay of Saint-Malo (France) and the sea coast was my first playground (Figure 1). During my childhood, I was mostly

Another day at the office: data quality control

by Roos Bol Now that temperatures outside are dropping and storms are raging over the subpolar gyre, it is clear that the OSNAP field season had ended. Many blogposts have been written about the exciting adventures at sea last summer.

Aboard the R/V Atlantic Explorer east of Abaco, the Bahamas

by Bill Johns At sea again! No, not an OSNAP cruise this time, but in the balmy subtropics at 26°N. I am leading a group from the University of Miami and NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) on this

IPCC special report 1.5C warming

by Ric Williams On 8 October a special report was released from the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change to highlight the impacts of global warming of 1.5oC above pre-industrial levels. The report is substantive and is led by 91 authors

OSNAP! There goes the tip of the iceberg!

by Leah McRaven Physical Oceanography Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution When you decide to study the currents that whip past the continent of Greenland and that transform the waters in the Irminger and Labrador Seas, an oceanographer must be willing to