Public procurement of CTD winch for icebreaker Oden

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS) intends to invest in a multipurpose CTD winch system to be installed at icebreaker Oden. The scope of the procurement includes construction and commissioning of the CTD winch and an associated container in which the winch shall be placed. A CTD is an oceanography instrument used to measure the conductivity, temperature, and pressure of seawater (the D stands for “depth,” which is closely related … Läs mer…

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…