The High Latitude Iron Limitation project consists of two different cruise programs: IBIS (Irminger Basin Iron Study), a NERC funded project which took place during spring/summer of 2010 and PRISM (Processes Regulating Iron Supply on the Mesoscale), a USAP funded project which took place during January/February 2012.
The IBIS study focuses upon the role of iron limitation within the high latitude North Atlantic Ocean, primarily the Iceland and Irminger Basins. It involved two cruises on the RRS Discovery, one during spring (May 2010) and one during summer (July/August 2010). The main research goal was to determine whether the phytoplankton community were iron limited during any stage of the growing season.
Dr Mark Moore, Dr Tom Bibby, Dr Anna Macey and Mr Tommy Ryan-Keogh were involved this project.
The PRISM study focuses upon quantifying the iron supply mechanisms to the Ross Sea, and the biological responses to these supplies. It involved one cruise on the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer during Austral summer (January/February 2012). The USAP funded project involved research scientists from 5 different institutions: University of Southampton, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Old Dominion University and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
Dr Tom Bibby and Mr Tommy Ryan-Keogh were involved in this project.
High Latitude Iron Limitation