Arctic Century

Day 8

79.68° North, 76.83° East – Foggy, 2.2 °C First glaciological work on land accomplished! On the afternoon of the 11 August, a team of five Russian, German and French scientists drilled two short ice cores on Graham Bell Island on the eastern side of the Franz Josef Land archipelago. Around […]

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Day 7

79.78° North, 66.15° East – Foggy, 2.2 °C, wind speed: 6.2 m/s High Arctic Islands in the Kara and Laptev Sea The High Arctic Islands in the Kara and Laptev Sea are situated between 72° and 84° north and represent extreme climatic conditions for living organisms. The islands are covered […]

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Day 6

80.53° North, 64.39° East – Sunny, 1.1 °C, wind speed: 9 m/s First oceanographic transect of the expedition During the 9 and 10 August, oceanographers, marine chemists and biologists completed the first transect of the Arctic Century expedition, collecting water samples along a predefined route. The transect, starting at the […]

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Day 4

77.15° North, 67.39° East – Cloudy, 2.8 °C Marine work during the Arctic Century Expedition On 9 August at 17:10 Moscow time, the scientists began investigating the physical and chemical processes of the water column using a CTD-rosette. The CTD-rosette is a device that allows the sampling of seawater at […]

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Day 3

69.79° North, 33.59° East – Sunny and calm sea Setting up for the start of scientific operations On 5 and 6 August, laboratory space was distributed to the different groups according to their scientific needs. The expedition members then accessed the equipment brought on board the Akademik Tryoshnikov from Germany […]

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Day 2

69.97° North, 33.82° East – Cloudy and calm sea Flashback The preparation for the Arctic Century expedition already started months ago. Two containers with scientific equipment were sent from Switzerland to Kiel in order to be loaded onto the Akademik Tryoshnikov. The research vessel arrived in Kiel on 22 July […]

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Day 1

68.97° North, 33.08° East – Cloudy and calm sea Start of the Arctic Century Expedition On 5 August at 17:00 local time, the Akademik Tryoshnikov left the harbour of Murmansk according to plan, heading towards the Barents Sea. The participants of the expedition arrived in different groups on the 4th […]

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Day 0

Arctic Century – a multidisciplinary scientific expedition to the Laptev and Kara Seas The Arctic is warming faster than almost any other territory on Earth. As a result, the region is changing rapidly: glaciers are melting, sea ice is disappearing and permafrost is thawing, which, in turn, will further accelerate […]

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