Current U.S. AMLR Field Season

2015-16: U.S. AMLR's 30th field season in the peninsula!

Spirits are high as opening camp tasks and preliminary science proceed apace at NOAA’s Antarctic Marine Living Resources (AMLR) Program’s Cape Shirreff field station!

After a few travel challenges, the 2015 Cape Shirreff opening crew arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile on the 17th & 18th of October to begin the 2015/16 field season at the AMLR field station on Livingston Island.  AMLR researchers departed Punta Arenas for the Antarctic aboard the R/V Laurence M. Gould on 22 October.  Fortunately, a lull between low pressure systems allowed for relatively mild sea conditions while crossing Drake’s Passage. We arrived at Cape Shirreff on the morning of Monday 26 October.

Weekly reports will be posted below.  

Weekly Sit Reps from Cape Shirreff study site
CS Sit Rep 1: Nov 2, 2015
CS Sit Rep 2: Nov 9, 2015
CS Sit Rep 3: Nov 16, 2015
CS Sit Rep 4: Nov 23, 2015
CS Sit Rep 5: TBD
CS Sit Rep 6: TBD
CS Sit Rep 7: TBD
CS Sit Rep 8: TBD
CS Sit Rep 9: TBD
CS Sit Rep 10: TBD
CS Sit Rep 11: TBD
CS Sit Rep 12: TBD
CS Sit Rep 13: TBD
CS Sit Rep 14: TBD
CS Sit Rep 15: TBD
CS Sit Rep 16: TBD
CS Sit Rep 17: TBD
CS Sit Rep 18: TBD
CS Sit Rep 19: TBD
CS Sit Rep 20: TBD

Coming in 2016 - another U.S. AMLR Program winter vessel survey 

Stay tuned - we will head south on another winter adventure and will share details with you here as we finalize our plans.

Weekly Sit Reps from RVIB Palmer
WAMLR Sit Rep 1: TBDWAMLR Sit Rep 2: TBDWAMLR Sit Rep 3: TBD
WAMLR Sit Rep 4: TBD

Got Birds? Copacabana does! 

 And we will be there to check them out! Stay tuned!

Weekly Sit Reps from Copacabana study site
Copa Sit Rep 1: TBD
Copa Sit Rep 2: TBD
Copa Sit Rep 3: TBD

Be sure to check out our previous field seasons too - field reports are available for each season, and weekly progress reports are available for recent years.