Arctic PASSION: an integrated effort for a fragile environment

Kicking-off next 1 July, a 15m€ project funded by the European Union is about to promote the integration of international environmental observing systems for the Arctic and improve the tailoring of these systems to the needs of various user groups – including local inhabitants, academia, industry and decision makers – for the 2021-2025 period.

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Featured image : Two ice buoys deployed to measure the light field above and under the ice and the vertical movements of zooplankton, while drifting through the central Arctic Ocean. The buoys are part of the EcoLight project and were deployed during the MOSAiC ice drift of Polarstern. Image credit: Marcel Nicolaus