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Expedition Mosaic ended in Bremerhaven
The expedition "Mosaic" has ended with the return of the "Polarstern" to Bremerhaven, which berthed at the Lloyd Yard on Oct 12 at 9 a.m. . The ship was escorted by several craft and welcomed by spectators. The expedition was a joint venture of research institutes from 20 countries which studied the climate change. The ship had sailed from Bremerhaven in September 2019 and drifted alongside two ice floes for two years. German report with photos: https://www.butenunbinnen.de/nachrichten/wissen/polarstern-kehrt-zurueck-bremerhaven-100.html
Icebreaker reached Spitsbergen for crew change
In the eveing June 4 the "Polarstern" has reached Spitsbergen after almost three weeks sailing. The "Polarstern" had started the engine again after more than seven months of ice drift in the Arctic. Due to the corona pandemic, the ship had to interrupt the one-year "Mosaic" expedition in order to change personnel. The new team had sailed from Bremerhaven to Svalbard with two research ships. However, the voyage of the "Polarstern" took longer than originally planned due to the thick ice. On June 8, the ship was expected to leave Spitsbergen again northwards to continue the drift.
Research vessels prepared for supply trip to Polarstern
The 'Sonne' and the 'Maria S. Merian' are actually being fitted out at the Lloyd Yard in Bremerhaven and due to start towards the research vessel 'Polarstern' on May 18 to supply the scientists and crew in the Arctic Ocean. They will have on board equipment, food and replacement crew. Initially the 'Polarstern' was to be supplied by icebreakers and aircraft, but as many ports and airports in the region have been closed due to the corona pandmic, it became impossible to stick to this plan. The 'Polarstern' will leave its ice floe and meet the vessels at the ice barrier where the exchange takes place. German report with photo: https://www.weser-kurier.de/bremen/bremen-stadt_artikel,-sondereinsatz-fuer-in-der-arktis-festsitzendes-forschungsschiff-_arid,1913158.htmlUpload News