Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Promotes the conditions for and co-ordinates Swedish research and development in the polar regions.

Research expedition to the Arctic sets sail

31 July sees the start of the Swedish-American research expedition Arctic Ocean 2018. Forty researchers from all over the world will be based and work on board the Swedish icebreaker Oden whilst moored to a moving ice floe. The overall theme of the expedition is the formation of clouds. Clouds play a very important role in the Arctic climate but how are they affected by the microbiological life in and beneath the ice?


ARICE call for proposals is now open

The EU project Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) is inviting researchers to submit ship-time proposals requesting access to PRV Polarstern, CCGS Amundsen and RV Sikuliaq in the Arctic Ocean. Deadline for proposal submissions is 5 July.

Icebreaker Oden

Arctic Ocean 2018

This summer’s research expedition with the icebreaker Oden is called Arctic Ocean 2018 and is conducted in collaboration with the United States’ National Science Foundation. The main theme for the research on board Oden concerns the microbiological life in the ocean and ice and how it’s connected to cloud formation in the Arctic.