About fifty people including crew and researchers left the Norwegian port of Tromso on 17 July aboard NATO’s Nave Alliance. At the moment they are sailing at over 80 degrees N latitude, at the edge of the sea ice.
Under the guidance of the experts of the Hydrographic Institute of the Navy, 3D mapping activities are carried out from the satellite to the background, thanks to the acquisition of data from the seabed, water mass and ice with multi-beam acoustic systems, multiparametric probes and direct samples for physical and biogeochemical characterization.
The studies also concern the marine ecosystem, the presence of pollutants such as microplastics and satellite support for navigation at high latitudes.
The High North project has been held annually since 2017. The campaign aims to develop the central themes of the “United Nations Decade dedicated to the Sea”.