Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


mosaic logo Auswahl 2 rgb 08The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) aims at a breakthrough in understanding the Arctic climate system and in its representation in global climate models. Under the umbrella of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) is sending the modern German icebreaker RV Polarstern close to the north pole to get frozen in for a full year including for the first time in polar winter in 2019/2020. While drifting with the Arctic sea ice, an international team of scientists is investigating the Arctic climate processes that couple the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, bio-geochemistry and ecosystem.

The mission is led by AWI and co-led by the University of Colorado. Support is provided by 4 additional vessels from Russia, Sweden and China which help with crew exchange, fuel supply and logistics at the end/beginning of each 6 Legs.

MOSAiC School 72dpi RGBLeg 1a, starting on 20 September 2019 in Tromsø, was supported by the Russian icebreaking research vessel Akademik Fedorov operated by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI). APECS had the unique opportunity to organize a 6-week training course for early career scientists on board Akademik Fedorov: The MOSAiC School 2019.

Learn more about the MOSAiC School and the outcome of the School, the MOSAiC Ambassador’s projects!

Here we would like to feature MOSAiC Ambassador Anika Video on the MOSAiC Expedition - enjoy!

MOSAiC Expedition Video by Anika Happe from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.

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