Due to the situation in Ukraine, planning for the EURASIAN ARCTIC C4 2023 expedition with the geographical scope described in the Call has been stopped. Information on any alternative plan for an IB Oden expedition for this theme and associated call for projects will be communicated here in due time.

From late July 2023 to September 2023, the icebreaker Oden conducts a research expedition to the Eurasian Arctic Ocean and Transpolar Drift. The expedition's focus will be to study Eurasian-Arctic Shelf-Basin Interactions of Climate-Cryosphere-Carbon-Contaminants, EURASIAN ARCTIC C4.

The Eurasian-Arctic C4 expedition builds on the findings and results from international research expeditions and programs over the past decade such as the International Siberian Shelf Study (ISSS) and the Swedish-Russian-US Arctic Ocean Investigation of Climate-Cryosphere-Carbon Interactions (SWERUS C3), as well as assessments such as the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.

The expedition aims to address several Grand Challenges in current climate change and Arctic research: the functioning, interlinkages and responses of the Ocean, the Biogeosphere and the Cryosphere systems during current and historical climate changes.

Fast facts

Late July 2023 - September 2023

Vessel: Icebreaker Oden

Location: Eurasian Arctic Ocean and the Transpolar Drift Stream