This science cruise is a joint venture from the projects iAOOS Norway (Poleward) and DAMOCLES - who are interlinked in an international cluster of science projects. Read more about the international Polar Year on www.polararet.no. During the cruise we will be deploying drifters, rigs - and use CTD. A new instrument, the Pressure Inverted Echo Sounder, is onboard - but will not be deployed at this stage. Most likely within the next six months.