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RV Sikuliaq Completes Cruise Using COVID-19 Precautions

Sikuliaq in Seward May 2020_by Sarah Spanos

The research vessel Sikuliaq has successfully completed the first science cruise in the U.S. Academic Fleet since the COVID-19 pandemic stand-down began. Special permission was given to three researchers from the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to collect water and plankton samples in the northern Gulf of Alaska, preserving an unbroken string of

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Global Ocean Observing System Report Card Released

The Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) have released the 2018 Ocean Observing System Report Card. The report details the JCOMM global observation system, which is comprised of networks and sensors that provide information about atmosphere, ocean, ice, global weather, maritime hazards and maritime commerce,

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Arctic Vessel Operators Invited to Survey of Data and Instrumentation

The Arctic ocean businesses community is invited to participate in a survey on the current state of data collection efforts and capabilities in the Arctic conducted by the World Ocean Council (WOC). The WOC is the ocean business community partner of the EU-funded Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) Project, which will enable scientists to collect more data in the Arctic through

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