How will climate change impact defence and security? NATO scientists took a trip to northern Norway to find out.
Scientists and engineers from the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) have been trying to gain a better understanding of how climate change is transforming the Arctic Ocean.
The group gathered various samples during a sea trial referred to as the Nordic Recognized Environmental Picture 2021 (NREP21). They also laid long chains equipped with sensors along the seabed to monitor temperature changes. NREP21 was part of a joint oceanographic campaign planned in coordination with the Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute’s High North 2021 programme. NREP21 was conducted in the Greenland Sea from 11 June until 12 July 2021. The goal is for NATO Allies to better understand the implications of climate change for defence and security and to learn how NATO can adapt to upcoming scenarios in the changing Arctic region.
Footage includes shots of NATO CMRE scientists and engineers undertaking trials aboard the NRV (NATO Research Vessel) ‘Alliance’.
(00:00) WIDE SHOT – NATO RESEARCH VESSEL (NRV) ALLIANCE LEAVING TROMSO, NORWAY
(00:03) WIDE SHOT – VIEW OF DECK FROM NRV ALLIANCE (00:05) VARIOUS SHOTS – NRV ALLIANCE AS SEEN FROM A RIB BOAT (00:13) DRONE SHOT (NO SOUND) – NRV ALLIANCE SAILING AT SEA
(00:17) WIDE SHOT – REAR DECK OF NRV ALLIANCE (00:21) VARIOUS SHOTS (NO SOUND) - NRV ALLIANCE USING NISKIN BOTTLES TO MEASURE THE TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE OF SEAWATER
(00:27) VARIOUS SHOTS – SCIENTISTS WORKING ON A RIB BOAT (00:29) VARIOUS SHOTS - PREPARATION AND CALIBRATION OF OCEANOGRAPHIC SENSORS ON BOARD BEFORE DEPLOYMENT
(00:39) VARIOUS SHOTS - LAUNCH OF A PROBE THAT MEASURES THE TEMPERATURE OF SEAWATER
(00:58) VARIOUS SHOTS – PREPARATION AND DEPLOYMENT OF OCEANOGRAPHIC ‘MOORINGS’, PLACED TO COLLECT VARIOUS DATA ###
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