At last the time has come to really get going on the practical work of UK OSNAP! After a few years of planning, proposal writing, many meetings and a lot of money spent on equipment, we are packing our boxes and booking our flights ready for our first cruise. During the coming spring and summer months there will be four research cruises taking place, one on a UK ship, the RRS James Clark Ross, and 3 more on the US ship R/V Knorr. During these cruises we will be taking measurements of the ocean and deploying a huge array of instruments that will continuously record ocean temperature, salinity and currents across the subpolar gyre.
This blog will record our adventures at sea, starting with the first cruise on the JCR. More information about UK OSNAP and what its all about can be found on our website www.ukosnap.org/