Once all the expedition participants arrive in Kirkenes, in the northernmost reaches of Norway, we will board our ship, the Akademik Fyodorov, which will carry us around the Arctic, reaching latitudes of nearly 86 degrees north – almost to the top of the world!
To get a better sense of what region is displayed on this map, imagine this:
…the 20degree longitude line extending to the northern coast of Norway and eastern Europe
…the 80degree line extending through the middle of India
…the 170degree line extending through the easternmost region of Asia and the middle of the Pacific Ocean
It’s almost half the globe!
The map’s legend refers to the water’s depth, and the other icons show the expedition’s route and research activities. Wondering what the difference is between a meteo buoy and an ice-mass buoy? Stay tuned to the expedition, and learn more from the scientists onboard!
Here is a full view of the places along the expedition route. Can you match the places in the map above to the route shown by the arrows below?
Take a closer look at the places we’ll be seeing (or at least sailing around)!
NOW….. TRY THIS INTERACTIVE MAP!
For now, even though we’re not there yet, have a look at the map and photos below. Each photo’s caption gives its latitude and longitude. Find the corresponding locations on the map below, and click to see videos of what those places look and sound like. (I’ll tell you later about these places using all the senses – the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel. And I’ll post our own videos of these places!)
Post your question or comment below, and I will reply!