NPEO 2000-2011

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R/V Lance's Buoy Recovery in Fram Strait October 2012

On 7 October 2012, Norwegian Research Vessel RV Lance, working along the ice edge in Fram Strait, searched for and found the buoy array deployed by NPEO 2012 near the North Pole.    The buoys had reached 79.661°North  001.866°East.    Recovery time was limited and complicated by darkness, but the IABP's PAWS Buoy and Webcam 1 were recovered.    In this photo, Webcam 2 captured an image of the searchlight on the approaching Lance looking for the NPEO buoys.