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Cutting-edge inter-disciplinary research will provide the necessary bridge to realise high levels of autonomy for ships and ocean structures, unmanned vehicles, and marine operations and to address the challenges associated with greener and safer maritime transport, monitoring and surveillance of the coast and oceans, offshore renewable energy, and oil and gas exploration and production in deep waters and Arctic waters.
Live Blog from the Oden Icebreaker
Photo (NTNU): Picture from 21 August.
Local time: UTC 14.39
Position: 85° 57.45'N 148° 03.31'W
Speed: 0.7 knots
Water depth: 2174 m
Wind speed: 8.2 m/s
Air temperature: -1.23°C
Feels like (wind chill): -7.45°C
Sea temperature: -1.5°C
For the past few days we have been breaking ice for LSSL that has been shooting seismic. After meeting heavy ice conditions, with a lot of ridges and multi-year ice, on the last seismic line, the plan was changed to head west into more manageable ice. For the last few hours we have done coring and taking a CTD. Now we are waiting for the ice station to finish up and come back onboard. Due to fog, the ice stations were placed on a floe next to the ship, and not the normal distance (15nm-20nm) away from the ship. The weather today has been cloudy with a lot of fog.
Involved PhD candidates from NTNU: Hans-Martin Heyn (AMOS/SAMCoT/IMT), Jon Bjørnø (SAMCoT/IMT) and Runa Skarbø (CIRFA/BAT)