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.
Sailing in a straight line through the open sea is easy. Sailing in a straight line in meters-thick ice is not so straight forwards. The officer steering an icebreaker have to find the best way through the ice. The best way depend on many factors, such as ice thickness, concentration and floe sizes. The quickest … Continue reading Icebreaking: Not so straight forwards
Local time: 2016-02-09 16:21 Position: 82° 23.40'N 141° 13.14'W Heading: 65° Speed: 0.7 knots Water depth: 2858 m Wind speed: 6.3 m/s Air temperature: -2.3°C Feels like (wind chill): -8.19°C Sea temperature: -1.4°C Today we met up with the other ship who is part of the expedition Arctic Ocean 2016, the Louis S. St-Laurent (LSSL). … Continue reading Two ships meet: Oden and LSSL
If you have seen pictures from the Arctic, or try to google it, what will show up is most likely blue skies, sun and white ice (like the first picture). This is how I imagined it would be. However, I have learned and observed, this is not representative of the average weather up here. The … Continue reading Arctic weather: 50 shades of white
Local time: 2016-08-30 21:19 Position: 82° 34.80'N 138° 19.34'W Heading: 160° Speed: 2.5 knots Water depth: 3337 m Wind speed: 11.3 m/s Air temperature: -0.75°C Feels like (wind chill): -7.96°C Sea temperature: -1.5°C Monday was day 22 out of 44, so now we are over half way in the expedition. Time flies! At the time … Continue reading Halfway through!
I wanted to do a brief post about the main reason behind the expedition Arctic Ocean 2016. My fellow shipmate Grace Shephard (geologist and post doc from the University of Oslo) have already written an excellent in-depth post about this over at https://arctickoalablog.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/arctic-ocean-2016-sites-of-interest/. If you want to go more in depth on the topic, I … Continue reading Why we are here: A brief introduction