CRS4 participates in the scientific expedition Polarquest2018

Polarquest2018 is a scientific expedition into the Arctic Sea aboard the self-sufficient sailboat Nanuq (polar bear in the Inuit language). The expedition aims to circumnavigate the Svalbard Archipelago (made possible by the melting of the Arctic ice) with objectives ranging from the measurement of cosmic rays at polar latitudes to the study of the impact of microplastics on the Arctic Ocean and, not least, the search for the wreckage of the missing airship ITALIA crashed in 1928.

Nanuq sailed on July 21st from Isafjordur (Iceland), on August 1st she reached Longyearbyen (administrative capital of the Svalbard Archipelago) and on August 5th she will reach Ny-Aalesund, the scientific “village” where is based the Italian CNR research station "Dirigibile ITALIA", where the commemorative ceremony of the 90th anniversary of the polar expedition of Umberto Nobile will take place.

The CRS4, which is participating in the expedition with a small delegation, has developed the website and contributed to the geolocation of the possible site of sinking of the wreckage of the airship.

Follow Nanuq live!

Expedition website:

Questo sito utilizza cookie tecnici e assimilati. Possono essere presenti anche cookie profilazione di terze parti. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie leggi l'informativa completa. Proseguendo nella navigazione (anche con il semplice scrolling) acconsenti all'uso dei cookie. This site uses technical and anonymized analytics cookies only. There may also be profiling third-party cookies. Please read the cookie information page to learn more about how we use cookies or blocking them. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.