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"LOMROG II - 2009"
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The main objectives of the cruise for the Danish Continental Shelf Project are to acquire data, which are necessary to document a possible claim for an extended continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles in the area north of Greenland:
The cruise is planned to last six weeks and will take place from beginning of August to the second week of September. The cruise will start and end in Longyearbyen on Svalbard.
Since Oden will not be supported by a Russian nuclear icebreaker like in 2007, Oden will only be able to operate in areas with lighter ice conditions than experienced in 2007. It is anticipated that Oden can operate on its own in the vicinity of the North Pole. The actual cruise area will depend on the ice conditions that prevail in the area but the cruise will of course focus on the area north of Greenland (see map below - red circle). If ice conditions are too severe in the Arctic Ocean the area off North-East Greenland around the East Greenland Ridge will be an alternative working area.
18 people will participate from the Danish Continental Shelf Project in the cruise: from the Danish Meteorological Institute, the Danish National Space Institute, the Danish Maritime Safety Administration, Aarhus University and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
Apart from collecting data for the Danish Continental Shelf Project several other scientific projects from Sweden, Denmark and Greenland/USA will be on board Oden as well as two Danish media people, a Swedish teacher and a Swedish artist.
If funding is available, further cruises with Oden offshore Northeast Greenland and north of Greenland are planned for the coming years.
More information is available from the project leader of the Greenland part of the Danish Continental Shelf Project:
Christian Marcussen, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), ุster Voldgade 10, DK1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark, phone +45 38 14 25 09, e-mail .