APECS, ARICE and the MOSAiC partners work together to organize the MOSAiC School 2019 on board of the support icebreaker RV Akademik Fedorov. This 6-week training is part of the first leg of the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) which will be the first year-around expedition exploring the coupled Arctic climate system. The project has been designed by an international consortium of leading polar research institutions under the umbrella of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) and the University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

In the MOSAiC Project, RV Polarstern will spend 350 days (September 2019 until September 2020) frozen into the drifting Arctic sea ice. 300 scientists will investigate the Arctic climate processes that couple the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, bio-geochemistry and ecosystem. The results of MOSAiC will enhance the understanding of the regional and global consequences of Arctic climate change and sea-ice loss, and improve weather and climate predictions.

Please find more information on the MOSAiC School here

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