Akademik Ioffe 45

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Akademik Ioffe (RUAI)
Cruise identifier45
Cruise period2014-11-08 — 2015-03-25
Port of departureUshuaia, Argentina
Port of returnStanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
ObjectivesThe main goal of the cruise is to provide high-frequency long-term monitoring of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the upper 1000 m layer in Drake Passage and in the Scotia Sea to understand its variable structure and influence of the large-scale bottom topography as well as water transport variations attributed to the atmospheric wind field.
Chief scientistSergey V Gladyshev (Russian Academy of Sciences, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology)
ProjectClimate Variability and Predictability
NPRCAkademik Ioffe 45 NPRC akademikioffe_45.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralSouth West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W)
Southern Ocean
SpecificDrake Passage, Scotia Sea