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Melting sea ice in the Chukchi sea in June 2016 seen from the NOAA Twin Otter aircraft
Instrumented wave glider with Alaska glacier - Evans
Pelagic Trawl nets sample fish in the water column - Alex Andrews
North Pole with rainbow on July 5, 2010
Launching saildrone in Dutch Harbor AK ©Saildrone Inc. 2015

What's New

July 11, 2019

Some of PMEL's summer undergraduates. Top Row: Ellen Lee, Harrison Knapp and Isabelle Chan. Bottom Row: Madeline Talebi and Sam Mogen. 

July 11, 2019

PMEL is excited to host seven undergraduates this summer from across the United States! They are working across various research groups studying ocean carbon, Madden-Julian oscillation impacts, meteorological data from Station Papa, fisheries-... more

In the News

October 25, 2019

In September of 1879, the Arctic-exploring USS Jeanette was sailing north of the Bering Strait when it was ... more

October 24, 2019

A recent Northern voyage on a Norwegian research vessel highlighted how soaring carbon dioxide levels and the... more

September 17, 2019

Old, handwritten logbooks prove computer models are right — the Arctic has lost a frightening amount of sea ice.... more