IGV science teams home after the 2021 SAS Oden Arctic Expedition
Members of IGV are back on dry land after a successful expedition with Icebreaker Oden in the Arctic Ocean. The expedition was part of the international Synoptic Arctic Survey 2021 and lasted 58 days.
The scientists successfully reached the North Pole, as well as the notoriously hard-to-reach and unexplored marine territories north of Greenland. Scientific work included sampling the water column for planktonic foraminifera, box coring of sediments, seafloor surveying, and collection of oceanographic data. The results will be used to gain insight into the ecosystem of the central Arctic Ocean and to investigate the climate history of the area. The onboard team consisted of Carlos Castro, Caroline Bringensparr, Julia Muchowkski, and Flor Vermassen. IGV project PIs are Helen Coxall and Christian Stranne
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Last updated: October 4, 2021
Source: Department of geological sciences