The research expedition Synoptic Arctic Survey, originally planned for 2020, had to be postponed due to the pandemic. Now, this year's expedition starts off by 38 researchers being quarantined at a hotel in Malmö on 16 July. Ten days later, the icebreaker Oden leaves Sweden to carry out measurements in one of the world's most difficult to access marine areas between Greenland and the North Pole.
Bacteria, and other small organisms without a cell nucleus, create conditions for life on our planet and assume art-like forms. This is something that fascinates Johan Wikner, professor of ecology at Umeå University, who is now preparing for the research expedition Synoptic Arctic Survey with the icebreaker Oden.
This summer's polar expedition with the icebreaker Oden constitutes the Swedish contribution within the international research initiative Synoptic Arctic Survey, SAS. One of the researchers participating is Adam Ulfsbo at the University of Gothenburg and he is really looking forward to the expedition.
07 Jun 2021 "I hope to learn a lot from the researchers"
Anna Stiby, chemistry and biology teacher, was selected to participate in the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat's teacher program 2021. Now she has an intensive work period at Nacka gymnasium, but soon it's time to change the classroom to the icebreaker Oden and this summer's expedition to the Arctic Ocean.
Hanna Farnelid, associate professor in marine ecology at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, is one of the researchers participating in this summer's Arctic expedition with the icebreaker Oden. This is her second expedition with Oden, the last time it happened was in 2007 when she participated in the expedition Oden Southern Ocean to Antarctica.