MOSAiC Cruise Blog 2019-2020
The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition aboard the German research icebreaker Polarstern will launch in autumn 2019.
More than a century ago, the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen departed aboard his sailing ship Fram for the first-ever drift expedition. Now, for the first time, MOSAiC will take a modern research icebreaker, brimming with cutting-edge scientific instrumentation, near the North Pole in winter.
It could be the largest-scale Arctic research expedition of all time: in September 2019 the German research icebreaker Polarstern will depart from Tromsø, Norway and, once it has reached its destination, will spend the next year drifting through the Arctic Ocean, trapped in the ice. Six hundred people from 17 countries, supplied by other icebreakers and aircraft, will participate in the expedition.
Rob Rember's team will bring you the story
Starting in September, IARC Research Assistant Professor Rob Rember will send dispatches from aboard ship—we'll display his posts here.
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