125 years after the Fram expedition, the Nansen Legacy is heading out at sea

Hundred and twentyfive years after “Fram” left for its historic Arctic expedition, the new Norwegian research icebreaker “Kronprins Haakon” left Tromsø on August 6, for its first scientific expedition to the Barents Sea. Onboard are 32 Nansen Legacy scientists.

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Testing Norways new icebreaker

“There are many bits and pieces that need to fall in place with a new vessel like “Kronprins Haakon”, as well as a large research project like the Nansen Legacy, but both the vessel as well as the project are run by many incredibly competent and hard-working persons”, says Nansen Legacy PI Marit Reigstad.

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Nansen Legacy at the 18th Russian-Norwegian Symposium in Murmansk

Nansen Legacy scientists were strongly represented at the 18th Russian-Norwegian Symposium in Murmansk 5-7 June 2018. The topic of the symposium was highly relevant for the Nansen Legacy project, by addressing the influence of ecosystem changes on harvestable resources in high latitudes.

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Legacy scientists share their impressions of the changing Arctic in a new British documentary

In a new British documentary, Nansen Legacy scientists Katrine Husum and Geir Wing Gabrielsen from the Norwegian Polar Institute are sharing their impressions of the vast changes in the Arctic ecosystem with Lewis Pugh, who swam one kilometer in sub-zero Arctic waters to draw the World’s attention to the fast loss of Arctic sea ice and ice-connected life.

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TV Documentary: True North

What is a oceanographic mooring? How do these supplement to the time series in the Arctic? How can these help us understand the changes happening when North Atlantic water that flows into the Arctic is warming, melting the sea ice and changing the delicate arctic ecosystems, currents and water masses?

Follow Nansen Legacy researcher, Arild Sundfjord and other members recover A-TWAIN moorings, adding to future time series and knowledge.

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