The Norwegian Polar Institute has secured funding for a half-year long winter sea ice cruise starting in January 2015.
The plan is to freeze RV Lance (www.npolar.no/en/about-us/lance/) into the ice north of Svalbard in January 2015 at about N83.5 E30 and let her drift with the ice. The drifting ice will probably bring her towards Fram Strait. If the ship is freed from the ice before early July 2015, she will be taken back to the starting position for to drift with the ice until the end of the cruise in early July 2015.
If you have any questions please contact Harald Steen firstname.lastname@example.org.