August 26 Ice!!!! I changed to the top bunk in my cabin so I can see out the port holes. This morning when I glanced out, I saw small pieces…

Sunny!!! Yay!! We enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted. By early evening it was overcast with rain. I woke up to the biggest iceberg I have seen so far. There…

The sun peeked out briefly this morning, the first time in eight days! The decks are still humming, a lot of mooring and CTD recoveries are taking place. Scientists are busy…

August 22 We are hovering to the northwest of Severnaya Zemlya Island. It was an exciting morning for me! After reading and hearing so much about CTDs and moorings, I…

The morning started off being overcast with light rain, and we sailed in and out of fog all day, but the sun peeped through briefly this afternoon. We have now…

The NABOS cruise reached their first observation site yesterday! They successfully recovered mooring M6-AK6 which was in water for three years (deployed in summer 2015). This is one of seven…

We are at sea! The ship just got fuller and more languages are being heard on the decks. We picked up the German science teams in Arkhangelsk at 1:00 this…