CAATEX 2019 cruise preparations

Posted on: Sun, 08/04/2019 - 15:56 By: espens

By: Hanne Sagen (2019-08-05)



The last phase of the preparations of the CAATEX experiment is now taking place in Longyearbyen. Five 20 foot containers and two 40 foot containers with instruments and mooring hardware have so far arrived in Longyearbyen, and more equipment is arriving by ship and air freight. Scientists from the Nansen Center, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have arrived Longyearbyen. They have started to check that the instruments are working, and loading them with batteries. The work is carried out in a hangar at the the airport and will continue to go on in the coming days.

The acoustic source arriving the hangar at the airport in Longyearbyen. The source will transmit signals at 35 Hz every other day. Peter, Jim and Nico are guiding the source. (Video: Hanne Sagen)

 

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Filling up the hangar with instruments for the CAATEX moorings. So far only the acoustic instruments have been unpacked. (Video: Hanne Sagen)

 

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Stablemoor floatation buoy specially designed to keep the source mooring as vertical as possible.