About my work: Reducing the impact from sea ice on marine operations in the Arctic

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

Photo of the day: Seaspray and bits of ice

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

Life on board

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