CATS Synthesis: The Changing Arctic Transpolar System

„CATS Synthesis: The Changing Arctic Transpolar System“ is a continuation the CATS project. Further investigations have become necessary as, unexpectedly, additional data sets could be obtained during two expeditions in 2018 and 2019 and as a result of prolonged measurements at Cape Baranov. Furthermore seven ocean observatories were recovered in 2018 after having been deployed for three years, providing even more unique data. These data sets will be analyzed and the results will be combined with the results of the CATS project, using, among other techniques, new approaches in modeling and simulation.

Project duration: 1 March 2020 – 31 December 2021

Funding bodies:
Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMBF)
Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation

German project leader: Dr. Heidemarie Kassens (GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research)
Russian project leader: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Ivanov (FSBI Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute)