Deployment opportunities for ARGO
floats in the
Deployment from the Skogafoss:
The Skogafoss is a vessel operated by the Icelandic company EIMSKIP. Its route is year-long from
Reykjavik( Iceland) to Argentia ( Newfoundland) and from there to other east coast Canadian
USports including Everettand Norfolkand then back to . Between Canada Icelandand Newfoundland
the route varies in time and crosses 60N at various longitudes within the
. Irminger Sea
Scientific observers embark on board the ship at
to Argentia at least 4 times per year and Reykjavik
can be asked to deploy profiling floats from aft preferably while the ship is moving. The crew has
experience deploying drifters, launching XBTs and doing rawinsondes for the Icelandic Met. Office.
Deployment from the Nuka Arctica
The Nuka Arctica is a vessel operated by the Greenland-based company Royal Arctic Line. Its route from
May to December 2006 will be between Aalborg (
Denmark) to Cape Farewell and various ports on GreenlandÆs
west coast with occasional calls in
Reykjavik( ). It usually crosses between the Faeroes and Iceland
Cape Farewellat latitudes between 59N and 62N (see map below).
The crew is used to collect water samples and to do rawinsondes for the Danish Met. Office.
Occasional dropping of profiling floats can probably be arranged for a small fee.
Deployments from the Graviluck cruise:
The cruise will be done between the 6th and the 31st of August 2006
near 31W - 35N (mid-Atlantic Ridge near the Lucky Strike segment) south and southwest of the
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