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Jotun Arctic is back in Norway

Jotun Arctic is returning home after 3,5 years of climate research in Arctic waters. After almost 2 weeks at sea the Norwegian coast rises over the horizon.

Crossing the Atlantic along the lines of nature

Crossing the Atlantic in a sailboat can be both tedious and hard. It can also be a trip filled with good winds and ocean currents going your way. Being small and vulnerable it is important to play along with the forces of nature. This ensures a fast passage, reduce the risk of bad weather and [...]

Mission completed – we are going home

We have completed what we came here for, and now we are returning home. After a couple of days of dismounting scientific equipment from the boat, we are finally ready to go home. During the last couple of weeks we have been able to accomplish what we came here for.

Tracking of icebergs

(For norsk versjon se nedenfor) Icebergs are like living organisms – they are born at the glacial front, they drift around in the sea and in the end they fall apart and deteriorate.

Spending the night at a safe spot

(For norsk versjon se nedenfor) It is not always easy to get a good nights sleep with the high ice concentrations present in the area. As we have been moving up the fjord, the ice concentration has increased. The ice is drifting with the currents and even on calm days the ice can be moving [...]

Released from the grip of an evil iceberg

(For norsk versjon se nedenfor) Knowing your maths matters when sailing in Arctic conditions. As the tide rose we tightened our mooring lines going to the shore, and our anchor chain.With the boat in the middle, and our whole mooring system tightened up as a piano string we hoped to put extra strain on the [...]