APECS-ARICE webinar: How to measure water exchange in the Fram Strait using novel tracers?
Rafael (Rafa) Gonçalves-Araujo (DTU Aqua) and Lumi Haraguchi (SYKE)
The Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE, www.arice-h2020.eu/) and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS, www.apecs.is) invited for a webinar on "How to measure water exchange in the Fram Strait using novel tracers?" on 2 December 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 pm GMT
The ARICE funded NoTAC project (Novel Tracers of Arctic Carbon and water exchange in the Fram Strait) is an international collaboration across several institutions from Denmark, Finland, Poland and USA with a diverse team varying from early career (ECS) to senior scientists. The project focuses on assessing the application of novel, cost-effective water masses tracers, with special interest in tracking the Arctic outflow entering the Atlantic basin through a major gateway, the Fram Strait. Those tracers are, for example, dissolved organic matter composition, lignin phenols, radioisotopes, optical properties of water masses and microbial community (with focus on phytoplankton and bacteria). Apart from the tracer component, the project also has another component focused on the cycling of carbon and nutrients in the region, which are assessed through experimental work conduct during the Fram Strait cruise.
In this webinar, we will present the project itself, as well as the logistic challenges faced during the preparation for two cruises during the Covid-19 pandemic, including a remote participation in the 2020 cruise. We will also report on the work conducted on board and preliminary results.