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.
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
Local time: 2016-09-08 23:48 Position: 88° 05.24'N 080° 28.08'E Heading: 209° Speed: 5.5 knots Water depth: 4478 m Wind speed: 12.1 m/s Air temperature: -6.68°C Feels like (wind chill): -15.83°C Sea temperature: -1.6°C Today has been one of those days who makes me feel like I am the luckiest person on the planet, because I … Continue reading Photo(s) of the day: Arctic sun and halos
Local time: 2016-09-04 15:52 Position: 84° 42.895'N 171° 59.988'W Heading: 307° Speed: 10.3 knots Water depth: 2010 m Wind speed: 19.2 m/s Air temperature: -1.9°C Sea temperature: -1.4°C Ice conditions and concentration vary greatly in the Arctic Ocean (read more about this here: https://runaskarbo.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/icebreaking-not-so-straight-forwards/). The last days we have been in transit in open water. The … Continue reading Photo of the day: Seaspray and bits of ice
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
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!
Local time: 22:57 Position: 88° 26.15'N 006° 17.38'W Heading: 340° Speed: 10.6 knots Water depth: 4341 m Wind speed: 3.3 m/s Air temperature: -2.7°C Feels like (wind chill): -6.51°C Sea temperature: -1.4°C We've been on the ship for almost a week now. I can't believe it, time is moving so fast! Everyone is settling in, … Continue reading Life on board
Local time: 22:32 2016-08-11 Position: 80° 40.07'N 007° 12.03'E Heading: 24° Speed: 9.2 knots Water depth: 820 m Wind speed: 8.2 m/s Air temperature: -0.5°C Feels like (wind chill): -6.05°C Sea temperature: -0.9°C We entered the ice the night before Wednesday, and laid stationary the whole day. As I believe I have mentioned before, two … Continue reading Day 3 & 4 – Finally some ice