Only about one and a half years after the largest Arctic research expedition ever, the scientists provide a complete picture of climate processes in the Central Arctic for the first time.
On September 26, 2019, Marcel Nicolaus placed an ice buoy on an ice floe during the voyage of the “Polarstern” to the Central Arctic. Now this one has resurfaced.
A virtual research laboratory will make the huge amount of data collected during the MOSAiC expedition available to researchers and later also to citizen science projects.
In spring 2020, the MOSAiC expedition recorded a record loss of ozone in the Arctic stratosphere. As evaluations now show, ozone depletion could intensify.
The exclusive photo book on the MOSAiC expedition to the Arctic shows the researchers at work and impressions of this expedition in impressive pictures by Esther Horvath.
Technicians and IT experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute developed an app that makes working on the sea ice much easier for polar researchers. It passed the acid test during the MOSAiC 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.
After a decade of preparations, the time had come: on September 20, 2019, at 8:30 p.m., the German icebreaker “Polarstern” left the harbor in Tromsø, Norway. Accompanied by the Russian icebreaker “Akademik Fedorov”, it sets course for the central Arctic.