Thursday 31 July

Yesterday we completed the first leg of ASCOS - the flight to Longyearbyen on Svalbard. This morning the icebreaker Oden arrived and we have spent the day getting equipment ready. We're leaving the dock tonight but will remain in the fjord tomorrow, completing preparations for the first observations stations that will occur in a few days, in the open water south of the ice edge and in the marginal ice zone. The weather has been fine, with a breeze but sunny a decent temperatures. I would be telling a lie if I said we are not a bit stressed right now.

Michael

Oden in Longyearbyen harborOden in Longyearbyen harbor