|June 6, 2014|
|JUNE 24: Welcome aboard Scandinavia's biggest icebreaker, Oden, on Open Ship Day|
The Swedish icebreaker Oden (Photo: Det Svenske Polarforskningssekretariat)
Welcome aboard the icebreaker Oden, one of the world's most powerful icebreakers and a unique platform for research into the polar oceans. Oden was the first non-atomic-powered vessel to reach the North Pole, and has since visited the Pole six more times. Oden has also operated in Antarctica for five seasons.
Oden, which is over 100 meters in length, is a highly flexible scientific platform that can be adapted for various research expeditions in fields such as oceanography, biology, and geology. Oden is equipped with an advanced multibeam echo sounder, which has been used to map the Arctic seabed on four expeditions on behalf of the Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark (find out more at www.a76.dk).
Researchers and Oden's crew welcome you aboard Oden for Open Ship Day. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the research work and daily life aboard the icebreaker.
Oden will be docked at Frihavnen in Copenhagen (Pier 254, Orientkaj, from Monday to Thursday, 23–26 June 2014). Open Ship Day will be held on Tuesday, 24 June from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information og programme: SCIENCE IN CITY FESTIVAL