Arctic Ocean Blog

by Julia Schmale, Andrea Baccarini and Sebastian Landwehr

The Arctic Ocean 2018 takes place between 31 July and 25 September 2018 and will explore the nexus between microbial life in the ocean, atmospheric composition, clouds and climate. PSI is participating in the project “Microbiology Ocean Cloud Coupling in the High Arctic” (MOCCHA). This blog will provide snapshots of our experiences during the expedition to the extent possible as means of communication are limited. For detailed information on the Arctic Ocean project, check out the project webpage.

20 December 2018

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Campaign Video


17 September 2018

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Beautiful and Forceful

Full of surprises

9 September 2018

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A normal day as a polar bear guard

Fresh air and aerosol puzzles

1 September 2018



Bear and particles

27 August 2018


Hunt for the ice floe

One in a million

12 August 2018

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North Pole

It's not exactly like cutting butter

8 August 2018

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Start of the expedition and first impressions from the Marginal Ice Zone

13 July 2018

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Mobilization of equipment and people on the Oden