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As a contribution to the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP)-endorsed Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) ice drift campaign, the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) has launched a series of podcasts entitled The IcePod.

The IcePod is the official podcast of the YOPP initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic. Monthly episodes feature scientists involved with both the YOPP and MOSAiC. Interviewers Kirstin Werner and Sara Pasqualetto from the YOPP International Coordination Office discuss science, logistics, and many of the details behind the MOSAiC expedition with researchers before and after the expedition deployed. As of December 2020, there are eight podcasts available for listening to.

The IcePod is produced in collaboration with the community radio station Radio Weser.TV and will be available on all common podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcast, and Castbox.

To access the podcast with Spotify, go to:

To access the podcast with Apple Podcasts, go to:

To access the podcast with Castbox, go to:

To access the website, go to:

To read more about PolarTREC educator Katie Gavenus' experience on the MOSAiC expedition, go to:

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed by this program are those of the PIs and coordinating team, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.