Igor Polyakov
Well. after more than 36 hours of holding offshore in high waves and winds, we arrived in Kirkenes yesterday morning. Once docked, the first order of business for anyone flying out was a COVID-19…
Russian Menu
It's been very interesting being on a Russian ship, especially in terms of communication. Since the beginning of the cruise, all of the non-Russian-speaking people have had to manage with an…
John Kemp
All good parties need a good play list and ambiance, and the Science Party is no different. While these guys don't spin discs or use Source 4s or Sharpies (thanks to my son Jonah for the lighting…
Fram Route
After quarantine and before leaving Oslo, I had the opportunity to visit the Fram Museum. The museum houses the 125 foot steam and sail powered ship The Fram, which was Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen's (…
Hidden Lab
For those of you who read the title and thought this journal was going to be about World Cup football (or soccer for my American audience - when in Russia...) and the formation of a new team, welcome…
Dr. Lauren Kipp
Thanks to Leyden High Schools alumnus Jonathan Cain of the rock group Journey for the title inspiration. I have used my 9-22, 9-26, and 10-3 Journals, to talk about the incredible people I have had…
Ice CTD
Sticking with the theme of songs that get stuck in your head but going waaayyy back to my childhood (Foreigner 1977), I wanted to highlight the work of the Japanese, Danish, and Russian ice teams.…
Ice Drill
Now that I've got the tune of that ridiculous song in your head (for those "youngsters" in the audience that don't know the 1990 reference, look up Vanilla Ice - "Ice, Ice, Baby" on YouTube), I'd…
Wooden Boats
Personal shout-out to my wife Naomi on her Birthday! We had a meeting the evening of our first ice station, and during the meeting, Chief Scientist Igor Polyakov talked about the 15 personnel who…
Polar Bear
This week has been incredibly hectic, especially in terms of taking water samples. We have had almost 3 days of continuous sampling, and all of the samples have to be filtered in a multi-step…
Tryoshnikov in ice
On, Friday and Saturday October 1st and 2nd, we pulled into and parked on our ice stations to sample ice and set up monitoring equipment. But what does it mean to set up an ice station? How does a…
Jon on ice
Jon sent in an audio journal for 10-3-21. Please listen using the player below. Jon on ice aside the Akademik Tryoshnikov on 10-4-21.