A joint research vessel time initiative has been started in 2014 between Finland (SYKE) and Sweden (SMHI) using R/V Aranda (SYKE/Finland). This cooperation will allow Sweden to better fulfil their monitoring commitments and will also ensure SMHI and SYKE can develop and ultimately merge respective countries monitoring programmes.
After a successful first year the cooperation was renewed, and an extended cooperation agreement is signed for the period 2015-2018.
As Aranda is used jointly by Finland and Sweden, cruise reports are available from both SYKE and SMHI.
Click here to see SYKE Aranda cruise summary reports
Click here to see SMHI Aranda cruise summary reports