VIDEO // “First Glimpse of Ice”

Come aboard the R/V Sikuliaq on our voyage in Arctic sea-ice. Watch this video feature, “First Glimpse of Ice”. ( by Faith Haney – Transect Films )

VIDEO // “Instrument testing”

Get out on deck, it’s your watch, and the ArcticMix team is testing their unique, custom engineered technology designed to explore undersea secrets behind rapidly melting ice in the Arctic, sea ice that is disappearing faster than current scientific knowledge has predicted. Watch this video feature, “Instrument testing”. ( by Faith Haney – Transect Films )  

Sailing to the edge of Arctic change

A light fog hangs low on the horizon.  The wind is gone.  We are getting close. The heaving waves of the Bering Strait and Chukchi Sea have been left behind for now as the raging westerlies give way to somewhat calmer easterlies north of the Arctic Circle and the atmosphere’s polar front.  Just east of Barrow, Alaska we reach the … Read More

VIDEO // “We’re rolling”

Sit down, watch this video feature, and imagine your computer and chair pitching across the room.  Hang on.  ( by Faith Haney – Transect Films )  

VIDEO // “Crew Rendezvous”

Jump in the small boat, land on the beach, and meet Joe and his huskies. Watch this video feature of the R/V Sikuliaq rendezvousing with ArcticMix crew members off Teller, Alaska, last week. ( by Faith Haney – Transect Films )  

VIDEO // “Leaving Nome”

Watch this video feature of the ArcticMix team setting off from port in Nome, Alaska last week. ( by Faith Haney – Transect Films )

The end of the road

A bit over 100 nautical miles north of Nome is the natural harbour of Port Clarence, a final sanctuary from Alaskan gales before the Bering Strait and quite literally the end of the road.  The ArcticMix team was waiting for the final two members to arrive by air into Nome where they were then to head overland via challenging 73 … Read More

There’s no place like Nome

The “combi” 737-400, a passenger aircraft modified to take cargo in place of half the seating capacity, circled for a second time.  Cloud hung low over Nome, Alaska and a westerly gale was building as the airliner finally touched down on the runway.  We had to get to the ship quickly.   The R/V Sikuliaq, sea-going home to the ArcticMix … Read More