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Summer Buoy Deployments

By Christine Provost, Senior Marine Scientist, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) ICE-ARC scientists participated to two summer campaigns on board icebreakers to deploy autonomous instruments. One cruise was operated by the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) on the Korean icebreaker Araon in July (Nome-Barrow), the second was the Transarc II cruise operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute… Read more »

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Buoy deployments on Arctic sea ice

It is not common to encounter research vessels cruising through the Arctic ice pack in mid-winter. Thick and consolidated ice, polar night, and extreme weather conditions do not allow researchers to widely study the Arctic system in the winter months. This year, a great opportunity came up with R/V Lance being frozen into the Arctic… Read more »

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Twilight measurements

The sun is still under the horizon in the North Greenland settlement Qaanaaq at the north side of the fjord Inglefield Bredning. It will return on February 17th after three months of winter darkness. Anyway, to the South during the afternoon there is a bright stripe across the sky. Enough light for working outside a… Read more »

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Life on the North Greenland Ice

One distinctive aspect of the research being carried out in Work Package 3 (WP3) is that we work closely with people in northern Greenland as research partners. When we began planning our work in ICE-ARC and embarked on our first fieldwork in 2014, it was essential to anchor the project in the communities that are to benefit… Read more »

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Sediment cores taken with Greenland cruise

A sediment coring program was undertaken from the Danish navy vessel I/F Knud Rasmussen August 14th – 20 th 2014. The Danish Navy had generously placed the ship for the use of the ICE-ARC project team. 26 sediment cores were collected during the cruise and more that 150 kilometers of depth profiles recorded. Coring was… Read more »

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ICE-ARC deploys buoys with help from the USA and South Korea

In August the South Korean icebreaker Araon sailed into the northern region of the Beaufort/Chukchi Sea region of the Arctic Ocean.  This scientific cruise, a collaborative effort between ONR’s Marginal Ice Zone programme (USA) and the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), aims the further our understanding of the changing Arctic marine environment. At about 77.4N… Read more »

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Transport caravan moving to the study area (Photo: I. Semiletov)

Field work update: Methane and subsea permafrost studies in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf

Igor Semiletov and Natalia Shakhova of Arctic Marine Exploration, Russia, have recently completed the first phase of their field work in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, looking at methane escaping from submarine permafrost. They carried out a 24-day expedition, using a transport caravan, to the Laptev Sea. The main goal was to obtain new data for determining… Read more »

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DMI researcher Steffan Olsen working on ice with Inuit hunters for observing ocean and sea-ice in the Arctic

First ICE-ARC fieldwork gets under way in NW Greenland

Steffan Olsen and colleagues from the Danish Meteorological Institute are Working on ice with Inuit hunters for observing ocean and sea-ice in the Arctic #Arctic #Greenland #ICEARCEU #Climate Researchers from the Danish Meteorological Institute profile the water column and install instruments to measure the variability in ocean currents and sea-ice surface properties as part of… Read more »

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