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Press Release 13-175
NSF awards grants for deployment of new observing system in the North Atlantic Ocean

Scientists begin major project to study ocean circulation, key component of global climate change

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Tanks on a ship at sea

OSNAP will span the Irminger Sea in the North Atlantic Ocean; the sea is known for rough weather.

Credit: Dan Torres, WHOI


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Map showing the OSNAP deployment location in the North Atlantic Ocean

OSNAP deployment location in the North Atlantic Ocean; red arrows show warm water, blue cold.

Credit: WHOI


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Researchers on vessel working to keep away ice

Ice is kept away from instruments during an NSF-funded expedition off southeast Greenland.

Credit: Fiammetta Straneo, WHOI


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Researchers deploy Mooring flotation balls during a research expedition.

Mooring flotation balls, similar to those for OSNAP, deployed during a research expedition.

Credit: Chris Linder, WHOI


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Overhead view of a water-sampling rosette on vessel and researchers

Overhead view of a conductivity, temperature and depth (CTD) water-sampling rosette.

Credit: Dan Torres, WHOI


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Deployment of a CTD recorder and an acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP)

Deployment of a CTD recorder and an acoustic doppler current profiler (ADCP), like those in OSNAP.

Credit: Fiammetta Straneo, WHOI


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