The Salinity and Stratification at the Sea Ice Edge (SASSIE) team has just begun a comprehensive, three-month data collection mission to the Arctic Ocean. A fleet of Wave Gliders was just deployed in the Beaufort Sea. The goal of this mission is to capture the transition from summer sea ice retreat to autumn sea ice advance. Over the next few months, the multi-disciplinary team of researchers will deploy oceanographic and atmospheric instruments from a suite of autonomous vehicles, drifters, crewed and uncrewed aerial systems, and research vessels. ESR’s Julian Schanze is an Instrument PI for the program and will join the team in the field in September. Find out more about SASSIE at: