The icebreaker Oden will embark next week on an Arctic research expedition to study how clouds are formed there and how that relates to tiny life forms in the ocean.
The boat will depart from Helsingborg in southern Sweden, stop in Longyearbyen, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, to pick up scientists from around the world, and then make its way towards the North Pole, where it will moore on a large ice floe for about six weeks.
Dr. Matt Salter, is an aerosol physicist at Stockholm University, and is one of about 40 researchers taking part in the project, funded jointly by Sweden and the U.S.
He tells Radio Sweden what the group will be looking for and measuring while stationed out on the ice.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Feds announce funding to tackle climate change in Inuit region of Atlantic Canada, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Finland to headquarter Europe’s new atmospheric research center, Yle News
Greenland: Glacier half the size of Manhattan breaks off Greenland, CBC News
Norway: Northern Barents Sea warming at alarming speed, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Arctic flights save time, but fuel climate change, Cyropolitics blog
Sweden: While Trump shuns climate research, Sweden looks to lure American scientists, Radio Sweden
United States: Arctic and Antarctic waters breed more new species than tropics: study, CBC News