Swedish icebreaker brings Norwegian researchers to the Arctic

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will soon depart from Longyearbyen, Svalbard on a research mission to the Arctic using the Swedish icebreaker Oden.

Researchers from the center for Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology at NTNU will be studying the physical and mechanical properties of sea ice and icebergs and the characteristics of sea-ice/icebergs drift. They will also assess the quality of weather forecast from recognized service providers and evaluate the use of modern technologies in Arctic research like satellite sensors, micro drones and laser scanners.

The mission, called the Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise (OATRC 2012) will take place 15–25 September in the waters northeast of Greenland. 

The Icebreaker “Oden”, which has its home base in the northern Swedish town of Luleå, recently returned from a mission to the North Pole, carrying Danish scientists preparing the Danish claim for the Arctic continental shelf.  

In 2010 the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat and NTNU established collaboration in polar research under the umbrella of the memorandum of understanding “Nordic Cooperation in Polar Research”. A first step in the collaboration is to perform this research cruise with “Oden”, the Secretariat’s web site reads.

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