Arctic System Science/Scientific Ice Expeditions

Project Description
SCICEX is a 5 year program (1995-1999) in which the Navy has made
available a Sturgeon-class, nuclear powered, attack submarine for
unclassified science cruises to the Arctic Ocean. Beginning with a
test cruise in 1993, civilian scientists together with Navy personnel
have collected a variety of information on the geology, physics,
chemistry and biology of this critical region. The unmatched mobility
of submarines in ice covered oceans has allowed data to be collected
from over 100,000 miles of shiptrack in the Arctic providing samples
from some regions that have never before been visited. The purpose of
this page is twofold; 1) to make public information about the program
and some of its accomplishments; and 2) to provide for exchange of
data collected during the program by the scientist involved.

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