For a year the German icebreaker “Polarstern” was on a MOSAiC expedition in the Arctic to study the effects of climate change. In the early morning of October 12th, R/V Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research is finally back in its home port of Bremerhaven.
This ends the most extensive expedition in the history of North polar research.
Andreas, DL3LRM, did arrive on board for the last leg of the MOSAiC expedition. He was occasionally active onboard under the callsign DPØPOL/MM. The greatest chance of contact with the international expedition and it was really a great deal of pleasure to work DPØPOL/MM on CW when operatedHF by from the ship. QSL Via DL5EBE.
TNX DL5XL Felix, DL1AX Harald and DL8JDX Volker
Research vessel Polarstern (IMO 8013132 , MMSI 211202460, Type Ice breaker), was first commissioned in 1982. Since then, the ship has completed almost 270 expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic. Specially designed for working in polar seas, Polarstern is currently one of the most sophisticated polar research and supply vessels in the world.