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MOSAiC Mixdown

MOSAIC MixdownSam Cornish (2012, Earth Sciences) is recording and producing mini podcasts about the Arctic as an educational tool for MOSAiC (the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate). Sam is studying the physical oceanography of the Arctic Ocean. He joined the MOSAiC as part of the MOSAiC School, supported by IASC, APECS, MOSAiC, AWI and ARICE.

The MOSAiC expedition is the largest polar expedition in history, involving hundreds of scientists from twenty countries. In September 2019, the German research icebreaker Polarstern set sail from Tromsø, Norway, to spend a year drifting through the Arctic Ocean – trapped in ice.

The goal of the MOSAiC expedition is to take the closest look ever at the Arctic as the epicentre of global warming and to gain fundamental insights that are key to better understand global climate change. Each short episode of the MOSAiC mixdown begins with a question about the expedition, which is then answered by the various scientists involved in the expedition.

Sam is on the panel of the 16th Univ Annual Seminar, titled: “The Green Agenda: Will COVID-19 Help or Hinder?”

Listen to the podcast via Apple Podcasts and find out more about the MOSAiC expedition on their website. You can see more of Sam’s stunning photography on Instagram and he is also active on Twitter.

Photo: Sam Cornish

Published: 8 September 2020

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