The Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium (ARICE) and Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS, invited for a webinar on opportunities for educators and scientists on May 5th, 14-15:30 GMT. 

In September 2019, the German icebreaker Polarstern and the Russian research vessel Akademik Fedorov set sail into the Central Arctic sea ice. With the aim to collect data around the coupled Arctic climate system Polarstern will drift through the Arctic for an entire year as part of the MOSAiC project. MOSAiC education and outreach activities aim to create visibility of field research and awareness for globally important topics of Arctic change. Training of early career researchers was facilitated with a field camp for graduate students - the MOSAiC School. Further, educator and teachers collected materials and data which is now shared in classrooms and in online learning tools. During this webinar you will learn about the wealth of learning resources created through participation in the MOSAiC Expedition. Ask questions of young researchers, educators and teachers on how to use or implement experiments, exercises and personal experiences in classrooms and what you can take away from an massive open online course.

Speakers were Mauro Hermann (MOSAiC Ambassador, ETH Zurich), Anne Gold (CIRES, CU Boulder), Rainer Lehmann (Polar Educators Germany), Falk Ebert (Herder Gymnasium) and Friederike Krueger (Integrierte Gesamtschule Bothfeld). Moderation: Josefine Lenz (AWI & APECS)

Lecture slideshow


ARICE General Assembly 2020

The ARICE General Assembly 2020 that was to be held 25-26 March in Akureyri, Iceland has been moved to online meetings due to the international outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. More information on the arrangement and agenda will come soon.


An announcement regarding the Arctic Science Summit Week 2020: Arctic Science Summit Week 2020 will be held only onlineTo be 100% clear – there will be no in-person ASSW2020 meeting in Akureyri and we advise you to change your travel reservations and plans accordingly.

Figure from the article on Meereisportal

An article written by Helge Goessling (AWI), Axel Schweiger (Univ. Washington), Thomas Krumpen (AWI), and the Sea Ice Drift Forecast Experiment team (SIDFEx Team) “A Stone´s Throw Away from the North Pole“ on drifting through the ice on the MOSAiC expedition was recently published on

Arctic Science Summit Week

A workshop on International Access to research infrastructure in the Arctic organized by the Forum of Arctic Research Operators (FARO), in coordination with the EU projects ARICE and INTERACT, will take place on 29 March 2020.

GO-WEST expedition route

The Go-West expedition (Sea-ice association of Polar cod and its prey in the western Arctic Ocean) funded by ARICE took place on board the RV Sikuliaq in a joint cruise supporting both the Go-West and the CODA (Coastal Ocean Dynamics in the Arctic) expeditions from 6 November to 2 December 2019.

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