20 Mar 2023 Expedition controlled by the weather
During this year's Arctic expedition with the icebreaker Oden, the researchers want to document the transition between winter and summer. This goal requires flexible planning and, based on weather forecasts, being able to move Oden to places where warm air enters the Arctic.
13 Feb 2023 "In my art, I build my own worlds and realities where I can investigate the unknown"
The artist Ida Rödén will participate in this year's research expedition with the icebreaker Oden. Along for the ride is Jonas Falck, a fictional scientist who considered himself one of Carl von Linné's apostles ‒ but was never accepted by Linné. Ida Rödén has explored the world with Jonas Falck since 2014. She has sometimes thought that the work with the scientist is over. But every time she has set a point and shifted focus, something new has begun to loom. The exploration continues, and this time, the two companions will visit the Arctic Ocean.
09 Feb 2023 Early expedition to study the onset of melting season in the Arctic Ocean
Every summer, part of the Arctic sea ice melts away, and the melting season is becoming longer. Since the end of the last century, the area covered by ice at the end of summer has gradually decreased, and today, the area is less than half of what it was at the end of the 1970s. To study the arrival of spring in the Arctic – when it comes and how it happens – this year's research expedition with the icebreaker Oden is being carried out earlier than usual.
18 Jan 2023 Open call: Early Career Scientist program on board I/B Oden – ARTofMELT 2023 expedition
The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat invites Early Career Scientists to take part in an expedition with the Swedish Icebreaker Oden, focusing on atmospheric rivers and the onset of sea ice melt (ARTofMELT). The ARTofMELT expedition will start in Longyearbyen, Svalbard 7 May 2023 and end in Longyearbyen on 15 June 2023.