MOSAiC Expedition to the Arctic Ocean

Current Location

Central Arctic, Arctic Ocean

Join the most extensive Central Arctic research expedition in history! Connect with MOSAiC's international team of researchers, as they return from the top of the globe and share their experiences.


MOSAiC expedition co-coordinator Dr. Matthew Shupe gives an update from the Arctic, sharing what it's like to experience the changing seasons and a sun that never fully sets.


Each leg of the MOSAiC expedition has a logistics team consisting of 6-8 international members. They all bring important knowledge and experiences to the mission which keeps the whole team safe.

Field Notes

The Central Arctic has some of the most extreme weather on Earth. Yet, it's home to many different types of animals ranging from microscopic algae to polar bears. How do they survive? Let's find out!


Meet Laura Schmidt, safety and logisitics expert with the MOSAiC Expedition. What does it take to keep scientists safe in a place that is loaded with danger? Let's ask her!