Arctic Antarctica

Expedition: OATRC 2015

18 September 2015 - 2 October 2015 Arctic Ocean

Radar for measuring sea ice thickness

Ice radar systems were used during OATRC 2015 to measure the thickness of the surrounding ice. The ability to calculate the thickness of the ice is very important for researchers who makes predictions about the behaviour of the ice in real time

Navigating in sea ice with the help of satellite images

Data gathered during OATRC 2015 will be used to check how well our methods for estimating ice drift and ice concentration from satellite data are working. During the expedition we also assessed the ways in which the icebreaker crews are using satellite data at present, and what information they would like to obtain from satellite data in the future.