Monitoring of ocean climate of the Barents Sea

Updated 2012-07-27

This is a cooperation between Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Norway (Contact person Randi Ingvaldsen, 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.

Time frame

Project time span
1930 -
Data collection
1930 -
Data processing
1930 -
Data reporting
1930 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Randi Ingvaldsen

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
Barents Sea

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

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.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Coordinated under the Joint Norway-Russia Fisheries Commission Networks:

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