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Spring deployments on Arctic Ice

International Arctic Buoy Programme

The International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) is a joint effort between multiple international agencies to deploy and maintain Arctic buoys in the Pacific Arctic region for the purpose of collecting oceanic and meteorological data. Primarily supported by ARP for the US section, IABP also receives support from other private and public agencies in other Arctic nations. These buoys are an important component of Arctic research and will continue to be crucial for real-time meteorological predictions and sea ice research in a changing Arctic environment.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy

Distributed Biological Observatory

The Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) is a multidisciplinary Arctic ocean sampling program supported by the NOAA’s Arctic Research Program. ARP supports an annual scientific cruise to the Pacific Arctic region during which U.S. scientists take a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological samplings.

Introduction to the Arctic Research Program

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Arctic Research Program (ARP) provides reliable and relevant research products and information on the Arctic environment to other parts of NOAA, partner agencies and universities and international collaborators.

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