Welcome to Polarforum 2016

Welcome to a two-day meeting with discussions on possibilities and collaborations within Swedish polar research. During Polarforum there will be room for discussions o...


Arctic Ocean 2016 data policy

The research expedition Arctic Ocean 2016 is a Canadian-Swedish collaboration where open data is of great importance. In the document below, you can find a list of all...


Research data from icebreaker Oden

During the icebreaker Oden's research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctica, the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat has collected weather and ocean data, such as ai...

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Expedition blogs



Going to Dronning Maud Land to reconstruct how the ice sheet thickness has varied through time

Dronning Maud Land is one of the least studied regions of Antarctica in terms of variations in ice sheet thickness and dynamics. There are plenty of potential study sites in the mountain ranges, whose peaks are sticking up through the ice sheet 200–300 km from the coast.


On the hunt for 370 million year old fossil

The first of these adaptive radiations ocurred 370 million years ago, when the earliest tetrapods modified their fins into legs and emerged onto dry land. By 250 million years ago this process had reversed, and the tetrapod walking limb was once again remodeled into a fin for a return to life in the sea. But what was it that drove vertebrates to leave the water 370 million years ago? And why did some reptiles return to the water 150 million years later?


Why do the scientists send balloons up in the air?

Atmosphere scientists on board icebreaker Oden uses weather balloons to make measurements in the air. The measurements can be used for e.g. making weather forecasts.

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