Sweden to lead major Arctic expedition

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, large icebergs float away as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland. (Felipe Dana/AP Photo, File)
  • Sweden will be in charge of an important international expedition that will try to discover 50 million year old secrets of the Arctic past.
  • Professor Katarina Gårdfeldt, Director-General of the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, says it is an incredibly prestigious job.
  • The expedition in summer 2022 will drill up cores of sediment from the Lomonosov Ridge that runs under the sea, between Greenland and Siberia.
Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Ottawa must raise funding for climate science or risk falling behind, scientists say, CBC News

China: China’s new icebreaker completes first Arctic expedition, The Independent Barents Observer

Germany: Year-long, international Arctic science expedition comes to an end, Eye on the Arctic

Greenland: Rise in sea level from ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica match worst-case scenario: study, CBC News

Iceland: Arctic Science Ministerial postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, Eye on the Arctic

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