SAS November Webinar

CTD, R/V Mirai 2020, Western Arctic Ocean.

The Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) completed four cruises this fall in the Western Arctic Ocean, where the latest one with R/V Mirai just arrived back in Shimizu (Japan) from the Canada Basin.

On this occasion, we would like to invite you to join the SAS November Webinar where representatives from each cruise will report back from the expeditions. Much changed because of the pandemic, but most cruises still carried out their sampling program and collected physical, chemical, and biological measurements that will become part of SAS’s pan-arctic dataset.

In addition to the cruise reports, there will be an update on “ARCTIC CENTURY”, the Russian/Swiss/German contribution to SAS 2021 that will sample across the Kara Sea with the icebreaker Akademik Tryoshnikov. We will also see some highlights from the recent yearlong MOSAiC cruise.

There will be time for questions and discussion after the last talk.

Date, time, and location:

November 19, 2020
15:00 – 17:00 CET
Online, see details below.


Dr Shigeto Nishino (JAMSTEC) Reporting from the Japanese contribution from Bering Strait, Chukchi Sea, and Canada Basin with R/V Mirai.
Dr Kyoung-Ho Cho (KOPRI) – Reporting from the Korean contribution from Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea with R/V Araon.

Dr Kumiko Asetzu-Scott (DFO) – Reporting from the USA/Canada/Denmark/Greenland contribution from Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, and Labrador Sea with R/V Dana.

Dr Bill Williams (DFO) – Reporting from the USA/Canada/Japan contribution from the Beaufort Sea and Canada Basin with CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent.

Dr Heidi Marie Kassens (GEOMAR) – Update on «ARCTIC CENTURY» 2021.

Dr Carin Ashjian (WHOI) – Presentation from the recent MOSAiC expedition.
The Webinar will take place in GoToMeeting. Please email to get the meeting ID and password.

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See you there!

Mascots of R/V Mirai’s mother port Mutsu (Japan) together with a sediment trap.








Best regards,

Anne Kari Meisingset
SAS Coordinator