This article is part of the series “2022-02: Winter cruise KPH”.
Day 11 · 1 March 2022
Today is travel day. Our destination is station P7 (82° N, 30 °E), further north than Svalbard and even Franz Josef Land.
From the documentation of Nansen Legacy (Arven etter Nansen):
P7 – Located in the deeper Arctic Ocean. P7 is suitable for comparing the shallow Barents Sea with the deeper Arctic Ocean. P7 will have extensive sea ice coverage during winter, and varying sea ice cover during summer. P7 might be suitable for geological coring.
When we arrive there the sea ice is a bit thin. Therefore we continue a bit further north where we find a suitable ice floe. So, tomorrow: the second ice station of this cruise.
Some ice photos from this day:
(Photo 5 and 6 are switched for layout reasons)