MacArtney Tech for Largest Polar Expedition

MacArtney Germany has designed and delivered an underwater ice camera system for the RV Polarstern, a German icebreaker that has embarked on a global climate mission to investigate and research previously inaccessible regions during an Arctic winter.

The MOSAiC International Arctic Drift Expedition, led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, will collect vital data on climate change over the course of the year.

With a total of 600 scientists from 19 nations taking part, the expedition will
complete research on top and beneath the Arctic ice shield to better understand how changes in the Arctic impact global climate change.

The under-ice camera system comprises LUXUS HD cameras and LUXUS LEDs, powered by 550 m of hybrid cable. The package additionally includes an EMO Mini-T multiplexer and TrustLink stress termination, completed with OptoLink and SubConn connectors. The technology is deployed by the MacArtney CORMAC B manual-drive winch.


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