This is a cooperation between Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway (Contact person Randi Ingvaldsen, email@example.com) and Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO) in Russia. Main objective of the network: 1. Describe water mass distribution and properties 2. Document ocean climate variability as part of long time series 3. Relate ocean climate variability to variation in recruitment, growth, condition and size of commercial fish stocks Observations are taken by IMR from research vessels. The programme is carried out in cooperation with Russia (PINRO) coordinated under the Joint Norway-Russia Fisheries Commission. The current meter moorings are shifted once a year.
CTD profiles. Measurements at fixed hydrographic transects (Fugløya-Bjørnøya; Vardø N) and as areal surveys in winter and fall. Current measurements from moorings at the transect Fugløya – Bjørnøya.
Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO)
Coordinated under the Joint Norway-Russia Fisheries Commission Networks: