The Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS) is a researcher-driven initiative that aims to enhance ongoing ocean monitoring with ship-based measurements, to establish the present states of the Arctic Ocean ecosystem, carbon cycle and associated hydrography. SAS has coordinated a multi-ship survey using an international fleet of icebreakers and research vessels, where more than 25 cruises from 11 different nations collected a set of parameters across the Arctic Ocean in 2020-2022. This comprehensive dataset will allow for unprecedented assessments and provide a unique baseline to track future climate change and its impacts.

Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS): Examples of results from SAS expeditions will be held on Monday 4 March, 14:00 – 16:30 (UTC+1). This webinar showcases some of the results from SAS cruises. It will be moderated by Øyvind Paasche, the chair of the SAS scientific steering committee, who will also give a brief introduction to the SAS initiative.

There will be three solicited talks with room for questions and discussions:

Ashley Arroyo - PhD Candidate at Yale University

Variability and long-term declines in dissolved oxygen in the upper Canada Basin water column

Mariko Hatta - Researcher at Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology 

Trace metal measurements in the Arctic Ocean

Mads Reinholdt Jensen - Researcher at Arctic University of Norway (UiT)

Biological monitoring of vertebrates in remote Arctic regions using environmental DNA

The webinar will take place in Zoom. If you would like to join the webinar, please register to receive the meeting link:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the SAS coordinator at 

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