sampling equipment

Data will be made publicly available on this site once samples have been analyzed.

How We Sample

In the summer when sea ice conditions tend to be more favorable for open water sampling, our multidisciplinary team of research scientists and students embarked on a series of cruises aboard a research vessel equipped with a wide variety of sampling equipment. We collected water and sediment samples for physical, chemical, and biological analysis, biota for chemical and taxonomic analysis, and water column data using a sensor array for physical oceanographic analysis. Many samples were sorted and preserved for post-cruise analysis in top tier research labs. It is the synthesis and interpretation of these sample results which broadens our understanding of this amazing Arctic ecosystem.