Imaggeo On Monday: After a long day in the field

Imaggeo On Monday: After a long day in the field

Working on the sea ice can be quite exhausting. Scientists face cold temperatures and wind, constantly scanning for polar bears, while trying to squeeze valuable data out of frozen instruments. At the end of the day you might have not found what you wanted, but every single bit of information brought back truly helps in understanding our complex World.


Over 12 months, 442 experts worked in the field over the 5 phases of MOSAiC, while other hundreds were supporting them remotely. RV Polarstern heading to the North Pole to pursuit its scientific goals, with a fresh crew and a full stock of supplies, is only just the tip of the iceberg of an incredible international multidisciplinary cooperation.


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