Photo: Lars Lehnert.

Call for thematic proposals within the Polar Research Process

The call for research themes is the first step in the Polar Research Process (PRP). The intention is to give researchers a possibility to propose a thematic area for upcoming expeditions. Successful proposals will be further processed into finalised expedition themes together with other researchers and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS). A successful theme needs to include research questions from different disciplines and be able to lead to a … Läs mer…

Charlotte Fredriksson, Stockholm University, uses a fire extinguisher during a field course in Abisko.

Charlotte Fredriksson, Stockholm University, uses a fire extinguisher during a field course in Abisko. Photo: Ola Eriksson.

“The course was good preparation for my fieldwork in Alaska”

Charlotte Fredriksson works as a PhD student at the Department of Geological Sciences at Stockholm University. To prepare for field studies in Alaska, she went to the Abisko Scientific Research Station and attended a field course given by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat. How can the field course help you in your future fieldwork? – Since this is the first time I’m going to fieldwork, and also in a place … Läs mer…

The icebreaker Oden. Photo: Lars Lehnert

Press release: research expedition with the icebreaker Oden postponed due to covid-19

From August 1 to September 15, 2020, the Swedish icebreaker Oden was going to participate in the international research expedition Synoptic Arctic Survey. However, Odens participation in the expedition is now postponed due to covid-19. The reason is that the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat has not been able to find a solution to eliminate the risk of possible contagion spread on board. – We have worked intensively to investigate several … Läs mer…