Get to know Kronprins Haakon

Central to the field work of the project is the research vessel Kronprins Haakon. It has been built to operate in challenging ice conditions, which means it can go further north and south than any other Norwegian research vessel. RV “Kronprins Haakon” has a cruising speed of 15 knots and is capable of breaking through ice up to one metre…

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Intelligent robots as a tool to understand climate changes in the Arctic Ocean

On September 12th 2018, R/V Kronprins Haakon left Longyearbyen on the second cruise in the research project named “the Nansen Legacy”. Its goal, to study oceanographic processes north of Svalbard, in order to understand the effects of changes in the water masses due to inflow of Atlantic water masses.

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