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Polar expedition SWERUS-C3

SWERUS-C3 is a multi-disciplinary program with base funding supported from by the Swedish Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) aiming to investigate the linkages between Climate, Cryosphere (here: sea ice and coastal permafrost) and Carbon release from the sediment, with addition of greenhouse gases (GHG) to the atmosphere. SWERUS-C3 includes principal investigators from Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at University of Alaska, and Rice University.

View of Tromsö from Oden

Interview with Emma & Lisa before departure with icebreaker Oden

On Saturday, July 5 at 17:00 local time, the icebreaker Oden lifted anchor in Tromsöfjord and set course toward the Arctic Ocean. Here you can hear some of the expectations from Emma och Lisa, just before the departure.


During the summer of 2014, under lead of two scientists from Stockholm University, an international reseach expedition will take place in the Arctic Ocean. On board the Swedish icebreaker Oden, 80 scientists from Sweden, Russia and US will collaborate and study the climate and formation of the Arctic.

The research has been made possible due to funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenbergs Foundation. Please read more on their website.


Read the latest blogposts

SWERUS-C3 Blog leg 1