The Nordic Seas regional facility comprises 5 ocean glider sections, 4 mooring sites, and one multi array observatory. The facility is a mixture of existing monitoring components, which are expanded, and new establishments and the main aim is to contribute to increased understanding of the role of the Nordic Seas in the global climate system. Particularly, the multidisciplinary research conducted at Nordic Seas regional facility focuses on:
- Water transport, circulation and water mass properties of the Nordic Seas
- Sub-surface biogeochemistry • Methane release from seafloor
- Front variability between Polar and Atlantic Water
- Geophysical, oceanographic and ecological characterization of a hydrothermal vent
The activity at the Nordic Seas regional facility is shown in the map, where the ocean glider transects are indicated with red lines and numbers, the mooring sites are indicated with white circles and named Svinøy, Station M, South Cape, and Fram Strait, and the multi array observatory is indicated with a white circle and named EMSO-Mohn.
EMSO scientific disciplines: physical oceanography, biogeochemistry, marine ecology (planned)