Ryder 2019 is a research expedition to the remote Ryder Glacier in northwest Greenland on board the Swedish icebreaker Oden.
Another expedition has come to an end25 September 2018 | Åsa Lindgren
After 56 days of well-functioning logistics we all look forward to the data analysing and research publications to come.
Evolving into a Village13 September 2018 | Helen Czerski
Life on Oden has taken a different turn in the past ten days, and it seems to be a very natural evolutionary step from where we were at the halfway point. The ship has a completely different feel about it, and I didn’t really see it coming at all. We are evolving into a village.
A surprising amount of life28 August 2018 | Åsa Lindgren
Despite our northerly position at 89°N, we have a surprising amount of life around us. In the water and under the ice, there is algae, and when it comes to birds, we've had both black guillemots and northern fulmars visiting.
Weekly letter and photos from the Arctic Ocean24 August 2018
The icebreaker Oden is currently moored at a large ice floe approximately 89°30'N. You can read more about what has been happening on board and out on the sea ice during the past week in the weekly letter from Oden's captain.
Bubbles and particles22 August 2018 | Åsa Lindgren
It has been busy days since we arrived to our ice floe. Directly after arrival, we spent almost three days setting up instruments, building infrastructures and finding safe routines for all our work tasks.
The North Pole13 August 2018 | Åsa Lindgren
On Sunday 12 August, we reached our northernmost position at the North Pole and collected water, drilled ice cores, and made air measurements.
Weekly travelogue from the icebreaker Oden10 August 2018 | Mattias Petersson
A little more than a week has passed since we left Longyearbyen and started this summer's expedition Arctic Ocean 2018. We have since managed to get to position 89°15'N, 60°20'E.
Troubleshooting in the dark8 August 2018 | Andrew Margolin
Andrew Margolin is a marine carbon biogeochemist at Virginia Insitute of Marine Science and has blogged about the first week of Arctic Ocean 2018.
First measurement station in the marginal ice zone4 August 2018 | Michael Lawler
About a day and a half after beginning the journey, Oden reached the marginal ice zone, where ice begins to appear on the ocean surface. The first measurement station was here. This station will serve as a point of reference to compare with the findings near the pole.
Day 5: Sun and sea ice4 August 2018 | Helen Czerski
Physicist and BBC presenter Helen Czerski blogs about the first days of the expedition.
Where is icebreaker Oden?3 August 2018
Are you wondering where the icebreaker Oden is right now? Then there's a way to find out!
Final preparations1 August 2018 | Åsa Lindgren
We are now in the final preparation phase, ready to departure from Svalbard.
From microbiological life to the life cycle of clouds21 May 2018 | Helen Czerski
This summer, the Arctic Ocean 2018 research expedition will study the Arctic system to better understand how it may change in the future. Researcher Helen Czerski writes about the aim of the expedition on board the icebreaker Oden.
What happens to species when the climate changes?11 August 2017
This summer Patrícia Pečnerová from The Swedish Museum of Natural History, is going to Wrangel Island. Originally it was a small hill in the Siberian mainland, but about 10,000 years ago when the last Ice Age ended, sea level rose due to temperature rise and it became what we today know as the Wrangel Island.
The oceans might be full of mammoth ivory, but you will not find this!8 August 2017 | Rasmus Erlandsson
I pick up the muddy piece of what looks like rotten driftwood. I turn it around and I see straight away that it's not a piece of musox that I hold in my hand. I still have a lot to learn about fossils, but this was a jawbone from some kind of predator. Three black big pointed teeth makes it unquestionable.
Wrangel Island and the Chaun delta is made for historical sampling7 August 2017 | Rasmus Erlandsson
When the water level of the Chaun River rises, the water clean the beaches from loose material and vertical walls with frozen soil get exposed. Its like these walls are made for historical sampling.
Polar bear in base camp7 August 2017 | Anders Angerbjörn
The young polar bears are often wandering around the island, curious and inexperienced. One late night a young female polar bear visited our camp. I went out in my long johns tails and went around the corner of the house . The polar bear did not see me and I did not see the polar bear. But Alexei Tichonov saw her from her window and shouted: Go into house! Polar bear very close!
We're back!4 August 2017 | Emelie Axelsson
We're back! We made it! More stories later... have to run.
Mammoth tusks and bones from a bison31 July 2017 | Rasmus Erlandsson
The research station in the Chaun delta is located on a low island with many lakes and marshes. As the permafrost soils melts the lakes dry up, and some areas are now consisting of former seabed.