Posted on 04.01.2008 - 10:00 EST in SURVEY NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation have financed the purchase together with the Swedish Research Council. The icebreaker is currently on an Arctic Expedition.
From the Oden ship's diary
2007.09.02 - Amazing multibeam data:
The northern plateau of Morris Jesup Rise was covered by more and more multibeam data as we criss-crossed with Oden to make occasional stops for a 360 degrees pirouette. Shortly after the data was acquired, post processing begun. The detailed image that emerged provided all information needed to locate some coring sites for different scientific purposes. We planned to take two cores in the largest iceberg scour so we could get material for dating the ice scouring.
Multibeam image from Morris Jesup Rise showing large iceberg scours at depths of 1050 m.