To better understand the TRansitions in the Arctic Seasonal Sea Ice Zone was the objective of the so-called TRANSSIZ cruise that took place from May 19 to June 28, 2015 onboard the German research icebreaker RV Polarstern. Scientists from eleven countries with various backgrounds of Arctic research travelled for six weeks in the European part of the Arctic Ocean in order to carry out scientific measurements reaching from the deepest ocean to the atmospheric surface layers. The cruise was initiated by the Arctic in Rapid Transition network in order to link past with present sea-ice transitions in the Arctic Ocean.
The full TRANSSIZ report can be downloaded here.
The Polarstern blog, containing reports by the expedition participants, can be accessed here.