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

Project Title

US Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program (AMLR)

Buoy Recovery on the Laurence M. Gould. Photo by Mike Lucibella. Image courtesy of NSF/USAP Photo Library
B-006-L Research Location(s): Livingston Island


Event Number:
NSF / NOAA Agreement

Program Manager:

ASC POC/Implementer:
David Rivera / Samina Ouda / Jamee Johnson

Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. George Watters
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Project Web Site:


Supporting Stations: ARSV Laurence M. Gould
Research Locations: Livingston Island


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) program collects data and provides scientific information to better inform decision making by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources. For the past 25 austral summers, the AMLR field program has been conducted in the vicinity of Elephant Island, the South Shetland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula. This year, researchers will collaborate with the Palmer Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program to collect data using moored and autonomous platforms.

Field Season Overview

The NOAA AMLR group will deploy four subsurface moorings and four Slocum gliders in December 2022 around the Livingston Island area. The four gliders will be recovered by the Palmer LTER program during their annual cruise as part of a collaboration. In addition to recovering the four gliders, LTER will deploy four additional NOAA subsurface moorings. All moorings will collect data until the following austral summer when they will be recovered.

Deploying Team Members

  • Christian Reiss (Co-PI)