August 27, 2007
Tonight we recovered the Canadian Basin Observation System (CABOS) mooring. This mooring has been deployed as part of this expedition on the Louis on behalf of the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center (IARC) since 2003 (see last year's dispatch for more details on the CABOS program). We are not redeploying it this year, but a quick look at the data after the recovery showed that it has been a great last year for CABOS: the moored profiler worked for the entire year and the data look very good.
This is the end of the mooring operations for this year, and a good opportunity to acknowledge the help of the deck crew from the Louis. For all the mooring ops, Bosun Bob Taylor, Winchman Peter King, and Seamen Alfie Sears, Daniel Dunlap, Bill May, Daniel Maclean, and Glen Watton have been great! We also want to thank the Captain, Officers, and Quartermasters of the Louis for their great help on the bridge during all the mooring recoveries and deployments.