This blog (and #ArcticAndy on Instagram) would not be possible without my land-based support team.

Dr. Meredith Jennings (@merejenn) is a Gulf Research Program Science Policy Fellow, working at Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas, where she is having a huge impact working on community-based understanding and mitigation of climate change following Hurricane Harvey. Meredith is interested in navigating the science-policy interface to develop multidisciplinary approaches for climate resilience and environmental stewardship.

Dr. Sarah Rosengard (@saroraaustralis) is an Ocean Leaders Fellow at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she studies how optical measurements in seawater can inform on algae populations and salmon fisheries management in the Gulf of Alaska. Sarah is also involved in aquatic science education, having recently visited classrooms in the Amazon through ASLO's Global Outreach Initiative, and has also developed lessons for a class in Shanghai, China. 


Funding for the Arctic Ocean 2018 Expedition comes from a number of international funding agencies, including agencies from Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. My work onboard the Oden is funded by collaborative National Science Foundation (NSF) research grants to my supervisor and mentor, Profs. Elizabeth Shadwick and Walker Smith (Award #1734786), and Prof. Jody Deming (Award #1734947). The collaborative funding comes from NSF's Arctic Natural Sciences Program and the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), and our program manager is Cynthia Suchman.

The NSF was created by the U.S. Congress in 1950.

Funding for the 2015 expedition came from the NSF's Division of Ocean Sciences (Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, and Arctic Natural Sciences programs) and OPP (Arctic Research Support & Logistic). Our program managers were Henrietta Edmonds (cruise management and implementation), Donald Rice (GEOTRACES), Eric Itsweire (GO-SHIP), and Renee Crain (ship-based technical support) among others.

My time at sea is during the 2015 expedition and the creation and development of this blog was supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.