The WOW project is a cooperation between Havstovan (Faroe Marine Research Institute, HAV) and the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) to 1) measure the overflow of cold water from the Arctic into the rest of the World Ocean through the Western Valley of the Iceland-Faroe Ridge, to 2) allow the effects of this flow to be adequately simulated in climate model projections of the thermohaline circulation and the heat transport towards the Arctic, and to 3) design a low-cost monitoring system for this flow.
This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
- Project time span
- 2016 - 2018
- Data collection
- 2016 - 2017
- Data processing
- 2017 - 2017
- Data reporting
- 2017 - 2018
- Regions studied
- Nordic Seas
- North Atlantic
- Other areas
- Stations or areas where observations are made
Bottom Temp 64° 29.13'N 12° 8.19'W Bottom depth: 270m
ADCP 64° 26.70'N 12° 03.760'W Bottom depth: 407m
Bottom Temp 64° 23.86'N 11° 57.51'W Bottom depth: 425m
- Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
- Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Methods & Procedures
- Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
- Other institutes involved in the project
Project partners include the Danish Meteorologial Institute
- Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?
Also reporting to H2020 Blue-Action project