The Polarstern, a German research icebreaker, set sail from Tromsø, Norway to spend a year trapped in the Arctic ice drifting towards the North Pole. The research team will acquire data to better understand the Arctic and global climate change. MOSAic (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) is spearheaded by Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and is supported by Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), a partnership of University of Colorado and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
A multitude of educational and outreach opportunities are available for this current polar expedition. Links are provided in the table below.