credit: AKMA3 team
Cruise title: Advancing knowledge of methane in the Arctic (AKMA 3 Cruise)
Lead PIs: Giuliana Panieri
Partners: Arctic University of Norway (Norway)
Location: Barents Sea
Dates: 17 April 2023
The AKMA 3 expedition will gather students, scientists and communicators who will be engaged in the observation and sampling activities in different cold seeps in the Barents Sea. The activities will be focused on understanding how methane is produced, consumed and utilized by benthic organisms and how it affects in return the seafloor and the water column. As science communication is an increasingly valued skill for an Early Career Researcher, the students onboard will be engaged in both writing blog posts and making videos for outreach.