LOMROG III Expedition reaches the North Pole

Published 30-08-2012

The North Pole was covered by 10/10 of sea ice and
had to break through heavy sea ice, especially during the last few nautical miles. Heavy sea ice was encountered during much of the journey on the way to the North Pole.

A total of 66 crew members and scientists are onboard Oden, which is a 108-m-long polar icebreaker with a power of 25.000 hp.

The main objective of the expedition is to acquire the necessary documentation to extend the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

In addition to the continental shelf project, several Danish and Swedish science projects are attached to the LOMROG III expedition.

Read the field report: