Is och vatten

Foto: Lars Lehnert

Blog: “Back in Petermann Fjord”

September 2, 2019, the Ryder expedition. We have left the far north. We are now working a bit south of the north; we are back in Petermann Fjord. All the time in Ryder we always said – everything is better in Petermann. 2015 we did Petermann. Over 6 000 km of mapping. It felt like we cored sediment samples to the centre of the earth. Now we are back for more. … Läs mer…

Gruppbild av forskare ombord på isbrytaren Oden

Deltagarna på Ryderexpeditionen 2019. Foto: Lars Lehnert.

Blog: “My theories are wrong”

August 30, 2019, The Ryder expedition. I have just scrapped my hypothesis. My theories are wrong. The paper I have been working on since 1991 will never be published. I am devastated. I don’t know where I stand. I have studied expedition psychology all these years. To what use now when all my findings are contradicted by this cruise? I mapped the psychology stages all these years. I thought I … Läs mer…

Isbrytaren Oden sedd uppifrån omgiven av is.

Isbrytaren Oden under Ryderexpeditionen till nordvästra Grönland 2019. Foto: Lars Lehnert

Blog: ”Hard to claim we are the first”

August 28, 2019, the Ryder expedition. Lincon Sea, Canada or Greenland or in between. We saw a polynya and we managed to get there during the night. A new area, new mapping, new station program, new coring sites, piston coring, gravity coring, and multi coring. Then we have the water work: CTD, CTD, CTD, net, net, net. We claimed we are the first one here. Not true! More and more … Läs mer…

Isbjörn på Grönland

Isbjörn fotograferad under expeditionen till Ryderglaciären 2019. Foto: Lars Lehnert

Blog: Ahead of schedule but not out of plans

27 August, 2019, the Ryder expedition. We left the fjord two days ago. Seems like we are in the same place as then now. We have not moved much as its almost impossible to move, at least move fast. We move by 1 knot. All engines up! Crawling around gigantic sea ice floes, always ahead of us, blocking our path. We do not have a straight path. Our path in … Läs mer…

Oden i nordvästra Grönland

Blog: Previously undiscovered archaeological sites have been found

25 August, 2019, the Ryder expedition Have you ever been to Wulff Land? Few people have. We say we are the first here. No ship has sailed in the fjord before us. We look upon ourselves as the “Explorers”. But we are not the first. Far from it. We see signs of human activity everywhere. Believe it or not there is airstrips all around. Practically every flight reveals a new … Läs mer…

Glaciärtunga Grönland

Foto: Lars Lehnert

Blog: Painting a coloured image

August 24, 2019, the Ryder expedition How do you fill a fjord? We do it by mapping. The icebreaker has a Multibeam. It´s an echosounder with many beams that like a scanner scans the seafloor and creates a 3D image of the sea floor. Spectacular to see us moving at the surface painting a coloured image of what is below. So, we fill the image of the seafloor by going … Läs mer…

Forskningsboj sänks ner med hjälp av helikopter.

Forskningsboj sänks ner i vattnet med hjälp av helikopter under expeditionen till Grönland 2019. Foto: Lars Lehnert

Blog: “The Holy Graal is yet to be discovered”

August 20, 2019, the Ryder expedition Still snowing. Winter is coming early. Around zero. Snowflakes get bigger every day. And the fog. Fog stopping us from helicopter operations. The land team was brought back last Friday and hoped for a shower, a good meal, some sleep and to get out again. Now they are stuck on board. Cloud base is too low. Their equipment is still out there at Camp … Läs mer…

Bild av landbaserade grupper under Ryder 2019-

Landbaserade grupper under expeditionen till nordvästra Grönland . Foto: Lars Lehnert

Blog: A wolf-pack as our neighbors

Our land team at the Ryder2019 expedition participates to investigate both past and present-day ecology. This work includes studying predator-prey interactions as well as to investigations of how Greenland was colonized by various species. The team is therefore moving between different sites and spends about a week on each of them. The first site we visited was on Warming Land and little did we know that we would be having … Läs mer…

Isbrytaren Oden på havet.

Oden på expedition till nordvästra Grönland 2019. Foto: Lars Lehnert

Blog: ”We are exploring new land and it’s fantastic”

August 17, 2019, The Ryder Expedition Outside the bridge window large snowflakes fills the air and reduces visibility. The scheduled flights for the morning are postponed. We hope for ETD after lunch. We are on the icebreaker Oden in the Ryder Fjord on the tip of Northwest Greenland. We do not know of any vessel that has made it into the fjord before us. This is a scientific expedition exploring … Läs mer…