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Setting up multi-day stations on an ice floe

On the bridge at icebreaker Oden.

The researchers and students from Stockholm University participating in the ARTofMELT 2023 expedition have been conducting measurements on the sea ice. They set up multi-day ice stations to gather observations, taking advantage of the improved weather conditions. The ever-changing nature of the sea ice presents challenges, and the crew of the icebreaker Oden carefully monitors the movement of the ice to ensure safety. Communication with the ship is crucial during the ice work, and polar bear guards accompany the researchers. The professionalism and support of the Oden crew, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat staff, and kitchen staff have been essential for the success of the expedition. Their expertise and assistance contribute to a safe and productive research environment.