Frontiers in Arctic Monitoring

  • Boetius, Antje (PI)
  • Salter, Ian (CoI)
  • Kanzow, Torsten (PI)

Project Details


FRAM (FRontiersin Arctic Marine Monitoring) targets a modern vision of integrated underwater infrastructure. FRAM enhances sustainable knowledge for science, society and maritime economy as it enables truly year round observations from surface to depth in the remote and harsh arctic sea. Cutting edge technologies are being (further) developed and used to record essential ocean variables to improve our understanding of the Arctic and it’s ongoing processes. Data will be made freely available to the public via the AWI data portal.

Layman's description

Climate change in the Arctic Ocean is accelerating more rapidly than anywhere else on Earth. Understanding the impact of these changes on marine ecosystems and provision of services is challenging due to the difficulties in accessing the Arctic and the harsh conditions. New autonomous observational technologies are thus required to study the rapid changes taking place. This project is developing and testing observational infrastructure and technologies.
Effective start/end date1/01/141/12/22

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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