Blog: Polar Bear Survey 2015

The aim of this cruise is to assess the number of polar bears in the Svalbard and the Norwegian parts of Barents Sea area. The blog will be updated twice each week during the four week cruise in August.

The Research vessel Lance RV Lance is base for the cruise. KV Svalbard and helicopter will also be used.

Polar bear leaping from one ice floe to another.

Photo: Angelika Renner / Norwegian Polar Institute