Due to the ice
conditions, Will Ostrom brings the recovered top float of a BGOS (Beaufort Gyre
Observing System) mooring onboard upside down, with the “upward looking sonar”
that measures ice thickness, now pointed down! Four BGOS moorings were
recovered for the 5th straight year and three were redeployed to obtain another
year of oceanic data beneath the Arctic ice pack.
(Photo by Gerty Ward)