November 2018: HACON begins!

This exciting multidisciplinary and international project started on 1st November 2018.

HACON has secured shiptime on board the Norwegian icebreaker Kronprins Hakon for a cruise to the 4000 m deep Aurora vent site under the ice-covered waters of the Arctic at 82 N, NE of Greenland. The cruise will take place in Sept-Oct 2019.

We are currently organising the HACON kick-off and cruise planning meeting in January 2019 at NIVA, Oslo.

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Over the Aurora vent field during the Polarsten cruise in 2014. Image: courtesy of Chris German, copyright WHOI.