The ice buoys in the Arctic
Map by Espen Storheim, NERSC. Buoy data from the International Arctic Buoy Programme and sea-ice data from University of Bremen.
You can follow the paths the five buoys have taken since we left them on the sea ice in the Arctic (status: spring 2022). Each buoy has a unique ID number from the International Arctic Buoy Programme (IABP) and the buoy data can be found here, just look for the correct IABP ID in the table there.
Our project data is organized in different categories
- Interactive maps: You can explore the buoy tracks in the Arctic on these interactive maps.
- Scientific data: You can see the changes in temperature, air pressure, distance, and speed of the buoys.
- Buoy tracks in Google Earth: You can also look at the buoy tracks on Google Earth.
- Float Your Boat videos: You can watch some videos on YouTube we have made for the project.
School children are helping us to carry out the project!
So far, we have had helping hands and gifted boat decorators from:
- Schools in Gjesdal Municipality, Norway: Gjesdal Secondary School, Bærland School, Ålgård School, Solås School
- Gilje School, Bømlo Municipality, Norway
- Schools from Seattle, USA
- School children having visited the Bergen Science Center VilVite in August 2021