KV Svalbard WaveBuoy Deployment (2)

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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Brochure available to download

The ICE-ARC brochure is now complete. This is availble for download: ICE-ARC brochure pages format - for printing on standard printers. The brochure is designed as a three-fold A4 brochure, if you would like it in this format, electronically or a printed hard copy, please contact Katie Gosling.

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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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Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective   Jeremy Wilkinson, ICE-ARC Programme Coordinator, British Antarctic Survey   The retreat of summer Arctic sea ice is unquestionable.  The use of the word unquestionable is deliberate as for over 35 years special satellite-mounted sensors, which can see through cloud and the polar night, have been continuously obtaining… 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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