Retreating Arctic sea ice is expected to change the way the ocean interacts with the atmosphere, which will affect the Arctic ecosystems.
APEAR will help to understand how the sea ice decline and the longer summer season will change the pathways of nutrients which enter the Arctic Ocean from the Atlantic and Pacific.
Another goal is to examine how the differences between parts of the Arctic ecosystem may change. We will combine in situ measurements from MOSAiC fieldwork with ultra-high-resolution computer modelling to quantify current and future changes in the Arctic ecosystems.
PI: Dr Yevgeny Aksenov, NOC
Dr Benjamin Rabe, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI)
- NERC – Strategic Research
- German Federal Ministry of Education and Research