Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Arctic Tipping Points (ATP) cruise started in Tromsø 15 June, and headed north towards the northern Barents Sea and the Svalbard archipelago. On board there are 16 scientists, 5 artists and 2 journalists... and several APECS members and Advisors!

The main goal of the cruise is to perform experiments along a temperature gradient in order to assess warming thresholds for metabolism, growth, reproduction and survival of individual Arctic planktonic organisms and communities. The experiments will encompass the full range of temperatures, spanning from pre-disturbance summer values (-1deg C) to the upper limit of forecasts for the 21st century.

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