The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat is one of the participants in the SWERVE project, which received a three-year infrastructure grant from the Swedish Research Council. The grant will be used to improve the conditions for Swedish ship-based marine research, among other things by promoting cooperation between different actors.
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.
23 May 2022 Ocean acidification damages the marine ecosystem
Adam Ulfsbo is a researcher at the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg and was one of the participants in the research expedition Synoptic Arctic Survey 2021 with the icebreaker Oden. There he investigated processes and factors behind changes in carbon storage and ocean acidification.
01 Feb 2022 "I pay attention to details and am alert to what is around me. Always with an eye for rocks, lines and dots."
It's time to welcome an artist to a research expedition with the icebreaker Oden! The visual artist Cecilia Cissi Hultman will participate in ArcOP 2022 to the Arctic Ocean. She received the news while in Berlin.
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.
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.