POLARQUEST

A SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION AROUND THE SPITZBERG ARCHIPELAGO

As part of the 90th anniversary of the crash of the Italian airship piloted by Umberto Nobile in Svalbard (Spitzberg), an expedition was mounted in 2018 aiming to tour the archipelago.

The boat, real floating laboratory, has also enabled a whole series of scientific experiments to be carried out :
  • Sampling of microplastics in collaboration with the Italian CNR
  • Implementation and monitoring of passive sensors (PCB research) in collaboration with the University of SAVOIE MONT-BLANC
  • Deployment of a cosmic ray detector in collaboration with CERN

More information : http://www.polarquest2018.org/