MSM121 sets sail from Greenland

EPOC’s expedition to Flemish Cap and Grand Banks is underway! Sailing on the German research vessel RV Maria S. Merian, the team left Nuuk in Greenland and is heading south through the Labrador Sea to their first work area just north of Flemish Cap in the NW Atlantic – which lies about 560km east of Newfoundland.

This expedition – MSM121 – marks the start of EPOC’s 2-year field experiment to determine over what scales (time and space) large-scale ocean circulation works as a coherent pattern, and where atmospheric drivers and/or internal ocean processes cause that coherence to break down.

Follow progress here, on the MSM121 expedition blog: Blog link (external)

Eleanor Frajka-Williams
Eleanor Frajka-Williams
Professor of Ocean Dynamics in a Changing Climate

I am a physical oceanographer who uses ocean observations to investigate ocean dynamics and circulation in a changing climate. I have a particular interest in problems spanning scales (from micro- to large-scale) or spheres (biogeosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere), and in methods that leverage traditional observations with new platforms and satellite data.