ESSAS - Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas

Variability in the North Atlantic Oscillation and Hydrography in the Northwest Atlantic:

Will the Events of 1997-1998 be repeated in 2011-2012? Canadian scientists from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography have been making physical, chemical and biological oceanographic observations annually at stations on a line across the Labrador Sea since 1994.

The line, referred to as the AR7W line, is the Atlantic Repeat Hydrography Line 7 West of the 1990-2002 World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE).It extends from Hamilton Bank on the Labrador Shelf to Cape Desolation on the Greenland Shelf.

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For any questions about ESSAS or further information please contact any of the ESSAS Co-chairs

Benjamin Planque
Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Naomi Harada
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Kashiwa, Japan