Funding for this collaborative research cruise comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Divisions of Ocean Sciences (Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, and Arctic Natural Sciences programs) Polar Programs (Arctic Research Support & Logistics program). Our program managers are Henrietta Edmonds (cruise management and implementation), Donald Rice (GEOTRACES), Eric Itsweire (Repeat Hydrography), and Renee Crain (ship-based technical support) among others. The NSF was created by the U.S. Congress in 1950.

The USCGC Healy is a research icebreaker, operated by the U.S. Coast Guard within the Department of Homeland Security. Healy's construction began in 1996 by Avondale Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was commissioned in 1999.

My time at sea is, and the creation and development of this web log was, supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. While I am at sea, it is maintained by my wonderful colleagues at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School.