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The MOSAiC floe’s days are numbered, but Polarstern will continue the expedition further north
Especially low values off the Siberian coast, Northeast Passage ice-free since July
Scientific study describes the nursery of sea ice and provides the basis for future assessments of research data
After a month’s absence, on 17 June the German research icebreaker Polarstern rendezvoused with the MOSAiC floe at 82.2 ° North and 8.4 ° East, after having left it on 19 May 2020 to exchange personnel and bunker supplies near Svalbard.
Thanks to the support of additional German research vessels, the MOSAiC expedition will continue, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The new team will start in May.
MOSAiC participant Esther Horvath wins one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions, with a picture from the MOSAiC expedition