The self-propelled polar platform “Severny Polyus” was launched in St. Petersburg on Friday, December 18, 2020.
The world’s largest sailing ship, the “Sedov”, currently sits in Murmansk. The ship took off from Vladivostok for a trans-Arctic expedition.
After 389 days, the “Polarstern” returns home and successfully ends the largest Arctic research expedition of all time in Bremerhaven
After a Corona-related forced break, the German research aircraft Polar 5 and Polar 6 took off again for measurement flights.
The ice conditions allowed the MOSAiC expedition to reach the North Pole without difficulties.
After exactly 300 days of drift with the MOSAiC ice floe, the team has started dismantling the research camp.
Russia’s ice-breaking research station “Severny Polyus” should have been ready to drift over Arctic waters as early as 2020.