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?
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.