Reaching the ice

Almost a week after departure we finally reached the ice. It was a fine layer first and we were all eagerly awaiting to see whether this is actually the beginning of the marginal (sea) ice zone. But eventually, it became obvious that we had reached the (sea) ice. These types of ice floes are called…

Glider deployment

Dr. Lousie Biddle and her team who joined the SA Winter Cruise from Gothenburg University (Sweden) deployed autonomous gliders in the ocean that will provide information on processes in the upper ocean during the coming months. The glider deployments were one of the highlights during our first days at sea. These autonomous gliders brave the…