The survey was a combination of SI_ARCTIC and the Arctic Ecosystem survey. This was the fourth and last SI_ARCTIC survey. The main goals:
• Conduct baseline investigations of the marine ecosystem in the deeper basin north of Svalbard / • Diet investigations of harp seals / • Obtain data for evaluating inter-annual variations 2014-2017 / • To conduct annual monitoring of the slope and shallower areas as part of the Arctic Ecosystem survey.
Cruise report SI_ARCTIC/Arctic Ecosystem Survey Toktrapport nr. 5 - 2017 (PDF)