On August 15, the RAW project’s research team began scientific work on Svalbard. During the week-long research cruise aboard the yacht Azimuth, the planned field measurements were practically fully completed. Despite the poor weather, this was possible thanks to the fruitful cooperation of two members of the yacht’s crew and five scientific contractors.
The work was carried out in 8 different bays. More than a dozen series of measurements were carried out using a wide range of modern measuring equipment such as probes of physicochemical parameters, particle meters, underwater cameras, plankton collection nets, bathymetric rosette for water sampling.
The collected measurement data and dozens of water, suspended solids and plankton samples, which will be analyzed in laboratories in Poland and around the world, will allow us to draw preliminary conclusions and plan next year’s measurement work.
Photo credits: Mateusz Moskalik