This is the eleventh cruise for the Global Station Papa Array of the National Science Foundation’s Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI; http://www.oceanobservatories.org).
The OOI Station Papa Array is deployed in the Gulf of Alaska, close to 50° N, 144° 30’ W, at a nominal water depth of 4250 meters. The Station Papa Global Array includes three subsurface moorings and up to five gliders to monitor waters in the data sparse high latitudes of the Gulf of Alaska. The data collected gives scientists information needed to address the role of the mesoscale flow field in ocean dynamics.
The Station Papa 11 (Papa 11) cruise primary objectives include the recovery and deployment of the Global Hybrid Profiler Mooring and the Mesoscale Flanking Moorings A and B, glider deployments and CTD casts with water sampling at the mooring and glider deployment sites for instrument validation and data verification.
Read more about the Global Station Papa expeditions at https://www2.whoi.edu/site/ooi-expedition/station-papa-10/