MOSAiC Expedition to the Arctic Ocean

Current Location

Central Arctic

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.


Hi, I'm Lianna Nixon, and I created a film that captured the complex saga of the MOSAiC expedition. I spent more than five months aboard Polarstern in the Central Arctic--here's my story!

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!


Filmmaker Lianna Nixon discusses the power of storytelling and shares a highlight film she made during Leg 4 of the MOSAiC Expedition. Join the celebration of learning!