Yesterday, 16 August at 20:46 UTC, the Swedish icebreaker Oden arrived at the North Pole for the tenth time. The first visit was made in 1991 when Oden was the first non-nuclear-powered ship to reach the North Pole together with the German research icebreaker Polarstern. Since then, Oden has been to the North Pole in 1996, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2016 and 2018.
Today, Chief Investigator Tobias Krantz submitted his final report on Swedish research infrastructure to Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Higher Education and Research. Tobias Krantz has investigated how Swedish polar researchers' access to a polar-classified icebreaker can be secured in the future.