A fishing expedition into the Arctic for the first time is part of the research program, with the first crew on board set to arrive on the Bering Sea later this month.
The team is part a larger research project led by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
They have set up a research station at an altitude of 7,000 feet (2,822 meters) in a remote area near a village called Luluvik.
The station has been built with money from the Alaska Sea Grant, which is administered by the Department of Commerce.
The scientists hope to find new ways to fish the Beryllium sea (Bryllium ore), which is a very rare mineral.
“There is no other place in the world where this kind of ore is found,” said John Sorenson, an environmental chemist who heads up the expedition.
“It is very, very rare.
The team, which includes some scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University at Albany, is making a significant contribution to research that will eventually allow the scientists to use the Bered Sea as a laboratory to study how the Arctic Ocean is changing as sea ice melts and ocean temperatures rise. “
This is one of the most challenging and interesting things we are trying to do.”
The team, which includes some scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University at Albany, is making a significant contribution to research that will eventually allow the scientists to use the Bered Sea as a laboratory to study how the Arctic Ocean is changing as sea ice melts and ocean temperatures rise.
Scientists have been looking for ways to find more Berylsium, but no one has found any so far.
The Berylium ore is so rare that scientists can’t even find the ore on the surface of the ocean, which means the team has to travel to a deep sea to find it.
The researchers hope to drill into the Berenice Strait and find new deposits.
“The Berenic Sea is one part of an ocean basin that contains the most diverse marine environments in the Arctic, and it has always been a mystery to us how this particular part of that basin was formed,” said Sorensons team member, John O. Johnson.
“We are trying something new to try to find out if this is a new deposit or just a remnant of an older one that was eroded and then transported out into the ocean.”
Johnson and his team are searching for a piece of the Bermuda Sea that was also eroded and transported to the Baring Sea.
The Bering Gulf is a vast body of water that runs off the Arctic coast of Alaska.
Scientists are trying the best to get more Bering-like materials, including the Bercilab B-1B meteorite, to be found.
“The Bercils are the oldest meteorites on Earth and we hope to make some of them available for analysis,” said Johnson.
In addition to the meteorites, the team is collecting data on how the ocean temperature has changed over time.
The ocean has warmed over the last 30 years, but the team believes that’s not necessarily the case because the sea is getting warmer every year.
Sorenson said the team will also be trying to find some new minerals that are rarer than the ones they are searching.
If they can’t find any, the researchers are looking at finding new ways of using the BERMEASITE program, which uses lasers to drill deep into the Earth and collect samples.
The program is being developed to search for new minerals from deep within the Barents Sea.