Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study 1 (SPURS-1)

The SPURS-1 field campaign, part of the unified SPURS research effort, took place in 2012-2013. It focused on the high surface salinity, high evaporation region of the subtropical North Atlantic (see figure). The field program finished when the R/V Endeavor pulled into port on October 16, 2013. All moorings and most deployed instruments were recovered, though a few floats and drifters remain and continue to transmit data. Attention shifts to analysis and synthesis of the data that have been collected. Early results were published in a recent issue of Oceanography Magazine. The in situ dataset has been archived at PO.DAAC.

SPURS-2 is set to take place in the eastern tropical Pacific in 2016-2017.

SPURS cruise track
    Report Oceanography Special Issue
           PO.DAAC SPURS Mission Page

SPURS Overview
 Cruise Details
     - Fall 2013 Cruise Overview
     - Fall 2013 Endeavor Cruise Blog
     - Realtime Data and Visualization
     - Notes From the Field (Fall 2012)
     - Notes From the Field (Spring 2013)
SPURS Overview
 Education resources
     - Why and How of SPURS
     - Seeking Salt
     - Sampling Strategy Challenge
SPURS Overview
 SPURS Media Resources
     - Expedition Briefing Materials (Sept. 2012)
     - One Year of Science! Fall 2013 and Spring 2013
SPURS field experment