NE Chukchi Sea Moored Ecosystem Observatory
A multi-institutional, multi-investigator partnership operates and maintains a subsurface moored observatory on the NE Chukchi shelf near 71.6N, 161.5W. The first deployment occurred in September 2014 and the mooring will be redeployed annually through at least 2018. The instruments record with high temporal resolution throughout the year, including the under-sampled and poorly understood seasons when sea ice typically inhibits ship-based sampling. Measurements include ice, ocean physics, nutrient and carbonate chemistry, particulate matter, phytoplankton, zooplankton, fisheries, and marine mammal datasets, thereby providing multifaceted views into the intertrophic covariability of the Chukchi shelf ecosystem. This project is supported by a multi-institutional consortium that includes the Alaska Ocean Observing System, North Pacific Research Board, Olgoonik-Fairweather, Université Laval, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Washington.
Multiple funding sources
Start Date: 2014-06-00
End Date: 2020-07-00