MOSAiC

MOSAiC

The Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) is an international expedition to the Arctic. Engage with the science of MOSAiC through education and outreach activities

The Polarstern, a German Icebreaker, will leave Tromso, Norway in September 2019 and travel towards the Arctic Ocean, where it will be frozen into the sea ice for an entire year. More than 600 scientists will use this drifting observatory to collect data on the Arctic climate system for a variety of research topics. An international group of educators, photographers, cinematographers and scientists will be teaming together to bring the MOSAiC expedition to everyone and anyone fascinated by the Arctic, including K-16 students across the globe. 

Education products will include: middle and high school curricula based on MOSAiC research, a MOOC based on MOSAiC Science, a full length planetarium show (in partnership with Fiske Planetarium at CU Boulder), and several virtual reality Google Expeditions. The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) will host a graduate student summer school on board the first leg of MOSAiC, in which 20 international graduate students will participate.

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