Research Leaders are Örjan Gustafsson and Martin Jakobsson. Martin is a professor of marine geology and geophysics, and Örjan is a professor of biogeochemistry. Both are from Stockholm University.

The expedition will take place during the summer of 2014 and will last for nearly 100 days. The expedition starts on July 3 in Tromsø, Norway and travels further along the Russian Arctic coast to Barrow in Alaska. About August 20 there will be a change of scientists and crew in Barrow, Alaska. The route back to Scandinavia goes over the Lomonosov Ridge, an underwater mountain chain near the North Pole, and the expedition is expected to return to Tromsø on October 4.

Icebreaker Oden Photo Thomas Funck
Icebreaker Oden Photo Thomas Funck