The official blog for the Norwegian Young sea ICE cruise (N-ICE2015) project, updated weekly. We're also using #NICE2015Arctic on Instagram and Twitter.
Making data from the N-ICE2015 expedition public: Three down, a hundred to go
Two of the most important N-ICE2015 legacies are the data that we make publicly available for anyone to use, and the scientific publications that put the observation into context.
Back from hiatus
Last week 65 N-ICE researchers, representing institutes from 11 countries and many more nationalities, met in Tromsø to present and discuss the exciting data and the first findings.
Field phase successfully completed
The field phase of N-ICE2015, which started in January, is now over. We are back in Longyearbyen after a busy half-a-year on the polar ice.
Getting our feet wet
The ice floe we have been calling our home for the past 2 weeks finally disintegrated in front of our eyes, virtually in a split second.
The small creatures
We, the biology team onboard Lance, know that there are tiny animals and plants out there thriving in the most unimaginable habitats.
From the PlayStation Lab to No Man’s Land
Coming onboard Lance and joining the project means learning a very specific language.
Going with the floe
Leg 6 is well on its way, and we hope for easterly winds, westerly drift, warm water below and sunny skies.
The invisible forest
After weeks of criss-crossing this frozen landscape by foot or skidoo one might easily forget that this is an ephemeral landscape, a thin frozen crust on top of the Arctic Ocean.
Living on the edge
It is our last day on this ice floe. This must be one of the world`s most intensively studied floes. Researchers have been crossing, poking, drilling, measuring and sampling it for the last 7 weeks.