I am working as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded group, Arctic Options. Our goal is to raise awareness about the changing face of the Arctic. We are focusing on several areas for the study, including the Bering Straits, Western Greenland and the Central Arctic Ocean.
The upcoming voyage from Nome, Alaska, to the Russian side of the Bering Straits will provide a great opportunity to see a part of the world that is very challenging to visit and falls right in one of our areas of interest. Stay tuned for updates from the expedition.