Olgoonik Fairweather (OF), in conjunction with a team of sub-contractors, conducted the first ANIMIDA III sampling cruise in the Beaufort Sea during August, 2014. The team battled sea ice to continue sampling the same region in August, 2015. Samples collected include sediment for physical, chemical, and biological analysis, water for physical and chemical analysis, biota for chemical and taxonomic analysis, and water column sensor data for physical oceanographic analysis (e.g., conductivity, temperature, current velocity; as well as Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) measurements).
With the cruises completed, the team is now busily analyzing the samples and data to broaden our understanding of this region. Data will be posted to this website once analyses are completed. In the meantime, feel free to peruse the 2014 and 2015 cruise reports.