On board of the Greatest Arctic Research Expedition of All Time
Arctic ice is disappearing — the question is how fast. Summer sea ice could endure 100 more years, or it could vanish later this decade, with disastrous consequences for the rest of the planet. To nail down the answer, an expedition to the top of the world has to uncover the complex physics of ice.
MOSAiC – Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate
In September 2019, the German research icebreaker Polarstern has set sail from Tromsø, Norway, to spend a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean – trapped in ice. Getting stuck in sea ice is normally the last thing that ships want to do. However, the German icebreaker will be trapped in the Arctic ice for a year. That will enable polar researchers to investigate the polar winter while the Polarstern makes an unknown voyage on the sea currents.