August 3, 2020

“The Loneliest Place Has Become the Most Social Place”

Expedition into the ice: PhD student Linda Thielke explains how to prepare yourself for an Arctic expedition

July 31, 2020

DriftStories – 06: Snow, the great unknown

The amount of snow on the Arctic sea ice is a key factor influencing how quickly the ice grows, and when it begins melting in the spring.

July 24, 2020

An Active Arctic: Where Sea Ice Meets the Midnight Sun

"The first expedition of its kind, MOSAiC is an international mission exploring the Arctic climate system year-round, with more than 100 scientists and crew members from 20 nations living aboard the research vessel."

July 7, 2020

The Crew of the Kapitan Dranitsyn

“My hat goes off to Captain Alexandr Erpulev for successfully navigating the icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn through the Arctic winter and virtually to the North Pole.” Stefan […]
June 26, 2020

The IcePod – Bonus Episode 4

In this bonus episode of the IcePod on the Targeted Observing Periods, the podcast team speaks with Thomas Jung, captain and structured mind behind YOPP and PPP.

June 26, 2020

DriftStories – 05: One hot strip of ice

How thick does sea ice have to be for aeroplanes to safely land on it? Questions like this confronted AWI sea-ice expert Christian Haas and his team when they began constructing a landing strip on the MOSAiC floe, in total darkness.

June 17, 2020

Four-and-a-half months braving the Arctic ice

Interview with Torsten Kanzow, oceanographer at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, and cruise leader of the 3rd leg of the MOSAiC expedition

June 5, 2020

DriftStories – 04: Glittering clouds below the ice

During the MOSAiC expedition AWI sea-ice physicist Christian Katlein made an exciting discovery: on a routine sweep under the MOSAiC floe with the AWI’s ROV, he observed a phenomenon previously only found in the Antarctic.

May 14, 2020

The IcePod – Bonus Episode

In the new bonus episode of the IcePod, MOSAiC leader Markus Rex talks about his experiences and impressions during Leg 1 of the ever largest expedition in the Arctic.