The NPI team enjoying the visit of the Polish Research Station in Hornsund (from left to right: Mar, Hanna, Philipp and Lasse, picture by Morten Iversen)

The spring bloom is in full swing

(text by Philipp Assmy) Hanna, Lasse, Mar, and Philipp from the Norwegian Polar Institute study the world of microscopic algae floating in the water column (phytoplankton) and living inside the sea ice (ice algae). The ARCEx cruise comes just at the right timing for us as we observed the phytoplankton spring bloom at various stages…

Map of the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Image: Norwegian Petroleum Directorate

Apply for the Master’s course: “Management of Petroleum Resources”

GEO-3120 Management of Petroleum Resources The course is aimed at Master’s students in petroleum related studies or with an interest in petroleum related issues.  The course will teach about the Norwegian model for management of oil & gas revenues, give students a comprehension of the Norwegian petroleum resources in a national and international perspective, and insights in the…

Magmatic-activity

New article in press: Magmatic activity in the Barents Sea

Kamaldeen Omosanya, Ståle Johansen and Peter Abrahamson, NTNU have a new article in press at Marine and Petroleum Geology. Read more here and here. The article can be downloaded from the link in the reference below. Omosanya, K.O., Johansen, S.E., Abrahamson, P. (2016): Magmatic activity during the breakup of Greenland-Eurasia and fluid-flow in Stappen High, SW Barents…

Schematic drawing of the sediment trap array (graphic by Ingrid Wiedmann)

R/V Helmer Hanssen turns into an ice-breaker

(Text: Ingrid Wiedmann) In van Mijenfjorden, we also deployed a sediment trap array, which consists of a surface buoyancy, a long rope and an anchor at the bottom. At different depths (20-40 m) the sediment trap cylinders are placed and they collect the sinking material during the deployment time of approx. 18-24 h. While the…

The amazing filtration team Sigrid and Emma (picture by Ingrid Wiedmann)

Action in van Mijenfjorden

(Text: Ingrid Wiedmann) The main sampling program of the ARCEx cruise started after few hours of steaming in van Mijenfjorden. This fjord has all the past years been ice-covered during winter and spring, but this year was special. Sea ice did not form before February/ March and covered only the very innermost part of the…

Last minute change of plans

Everybody, who has been on a reserach cruise knows that there will be sampling plan. However, there will also occur changes, and then there will be the revision of the sampling plan, and the revision of the revision and so on. The ARCEx cruise already had a change in the plan, before we started from…