We have reached the Gulf of Bothnica, and performed the first trials with success. Bonus: Nice weather!
My PhD takes me offshore to the Arctic yet again. This time, the adventures will take place North in the Baltic Sea on vessel Magne Viking.
My trip to the North Pole made it into the new promo video for my university!
I look back at 2016 and remember some of the great experiences, moments and travels!
Only three weeks after leaving Svalbard, I find myself back for doing a course at UNIS.
The last Saturday on the cruise was spent dismounting most of the equipment, while the ship laid still and drifting near the ice edge (where the transition from open water to ice is in the sea). The rest of the gear will follow the ship to Helsingborg, and be taken off during demobilization later in October. … Continue reading Feet on land: The Arctic Ocean cruise come to an end
The reason for me being on the Arctic Ocean 2016 research cruise is primarily to gather data for my PhD research work. I have promised a post about my work, so let me tell you a bit about what I am doing. I started my PhD at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) … Continue reading About my work: Reducing the impact from sea ice on marine operations in the Arctic
Yesterday, we saw the sun set for the first time in 38 days. We are headed south. The sunset is a sign; the journey coming to an end.
Local time: 2016-09-15 17:04 Position: 82° 47.23'N 018° 50.53'E Heading: 198° Speed: 6 knots Water depth: 4238 m Wind speed: 7.4 m/s Air temperature: -8.67°C Feels like (wind chill): -16.87°C Sea temperature: -1.8°C It finally happened - we saw a polar bear! There has only been one polar bear spotting earlier on the trip. However, … Continue reading Photo of the day: POLAR BEAR
During the Arctic Ocean 2016 research cruise, we have been dredging to collect samples of rocks from the bedrock. Studying these rocks allow scientists to get a better view of the origin of the seafloor and the transportation of rocks and gravel. Furthermore, the data is essential for determining if certain seafloor features are an … Continue reading Dredging: Dragging along the seabed to collect rocks