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ITP57 after deployment surrounded by the deployment team of (from left to right) Raquel Somavilla, Ivan Rishov, Ben Rabe, Daniel Scholz, Hendrick Sander, and Stephanie Spiesecke (in front). (Courtesy of Ben Rabe)

ITP57 Overview

Deployment Location: 9/5/2012, 23:00 UTC at 81° 52.9’ N, 130° 52.2’ E

Last Location: 12/21/2013, 23:00 UTC at 87° 29.2’ N, 20° 41.3’ E  

Duration: 472 days

Distance Travelled: 5593 km

Number of profiles: 946 in 473 days

Other instruments: none

ITP57 was deployed on a 2-2.5 m thick icefloe in the Transpolar Drift during the ARK-XXVII/3 cruise (TransArc) on the R/V Polarstern as a contribution to the to the Hybrid Arctic/Antarctic Float Observation System (HAFOS). The ITP included a dissolved oxygen sensor and operated on a standard sampling schedule of 2 one-way profiles between 7 and 760 m depth each day.

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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