Fram Strait

This long-term project monitors the ocean currents and sea ice leaving the Arctic Ocean through Fram Strait.

The project maintains a mooring array which provides a continuous, high-resolution time series of temperature, salinity, velocity and sea ice thickness measurements in the Arctic outflow. Additional measurements, as well as water samples and sea ice cores are collected along an annually repeated section every September when the mooring array is serviced.

The Fram Strait Arctic Outflow Observatory