2022-2023 Science Planning Summary
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2022-2023 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Protected Species Observers for Bart (G-431)


Photo by Dave Munroe. Image courtesy of NSF/USAP Photo Library. Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
T-988-N Research Location(s): Ross Sea

Summary

Event Number:
T-988-N
NSF Agreement

Program Manager:
Dr. Michael Jackson

ASC POC/Implementer:
David Rivera / Jamee Johnson


Principal Investigator(s)

Laura Denise Bluth
laurabluth@gmail.com


Location

Supporting Stations: RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer
Research Locations: Ross Sea


Description

Protected species observers will participate on NBP23-01 to monitor seismic surveys for G-431-N Bart and O-269-N Coffin.


Field Season Overview

At least three observers will participate on the RV/IB Nathaniel B. Palmer, working in 24 hour shifts during seismic surveying. Authorization to conduct seismic surveys will take place from 12/15/22 - 1/15/23. All species observers will disembark NBP23-01 at McMurdo Station and fly out on the first available northbound flight.


Deploying Team Members

  • Laura Bluth (PI)
  • Cassandra Frey
  • Matthew Harris