The IcePod

The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. We'll talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic. The IcePod is the official podcast of the Year of Polar Prediction

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h15m. Bisher sind 22 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 23 hours 35 minutes


Episode Six – Measuring the Zeros

For the sixth episode, the IcePod went overseas where we connected with Taneil Uttal in Boulder, Colorado. Taneil is a meteorologist at NOAA, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. To join the second leg of MOSAiC, Taneil didn't have to do anything but hire Matt Shupe – MOSAiC's co-lead – many years ago...


 2020-09-29  1h31m

Episode Five – 77 Luftballons

Here is the scary episode of the IcePod. In the fifth full episode of the IcePod, we talk to Anja Sommerfeld, atmospheric scientist and project manager of MOSAiC. During Leg 2 onboard Polarstern, however, Anja had an additional role to fill: In the murderer game she happens to pick the 'wrong' ticket but brilliantly fulfilled her job as a murderer. Nobody ever suspected her, and colleagues were rather puzzled when Anja approached them to kill, of course just by saying so...


 2020-07-29  1h30m

Bonus Episode Four – PPP Captain Thomas Jung

Here is the second episode on the YOPP Targeted Observing Periods, or TOPs. This time, we speak to Thomas Jung, head of the section Climate Dynamics at the German Alfred Wegener Institute and professor for Physics of the Climate System at the University of Bremen. Even more important, as the chair of the Polar Prediction Project's Steering Group, he is the captain and structured mind behind YOPP and PPP...


 2020-06-25  41m

Bonus Episode Three - Gunilla Svensson

Gunilla Svensson is a meteorology professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. She is also member of the Polar Prediction Project's Steering Group and leads the YOPP Processes Task Team. Within her role, she coordinates the YOPPSiteMIP project and the currently ongoing YOPP Targeted Observing Periods, or TOPs, aligned with MOSAiC...


 2020-06-16  50m

Bonus Episode Two – Markus Rex

When the world still has been in order and people were allowed to hang out in cosy offices, we met with Markus Rex, leader of the MOSAiC ice drift, who came to Bremerhaven for two days in February to join the YOPP Science Workshop at the Alfred Wegener Institute.

Markus Rex is one of those people who always manage to sleep well, even when the stress level is high...


 2020-05-13  25m

Episode Four - How do you like your eggs?

Remote Sensing Episode 2 of The IcePod is now online!
In this episode, we talk to Gunnar Spreen from the University of Bremen who joined leg 1 of the MOSAiC sea-ice drift. After the Moon Episode with Stefan Hendricks, we dive even deeper into how the two Space Lords, Gunnar and Stefan, use remote sensing techniques  to study Arctic sea ice...


 2020-04-16  1h36m

Episode Three - The Moon Episode

Here’s the Moon Episode of the IcePod! For our Third Episode, we met with Stefan Hendricks, who is a sea ice physicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute and joined Leg 1 on board Polarstern with the Remote Sensing Team...


 2020-02-27  1h16m

Episode Two - The Set-up Scene

On our second episode we take a further look behind the scenes of MOSAiC. The master student and professional photographer Thea Schneider was one of the lucky ones, namely one of the twenty early career scientists who went on board the Russian icebreaker Akademik Fedorov, which supported Polarstern in the Central Arctic...


 2020-01-27  1h24m

Bonus Episode One - Stefanie Arndt

Because it's Christmas, we like to give to all of you a special gift that you can enjoy during the holiday season. In this bonus episode, the sea-ice scientist Stefanie Arndt shares with us how she's preparing for her departure to join the MOSAiC ice camp end of January.
Steffi has been involved in the Year of Polar Prediction for a long time deploying sea-ice buoys in the Antarctic...


 2019-12-19  53m

Episode One - The First Time

Here is the first episode!
In an interview with us, climate scientist Thomas Rackow talks about his duties as a YOPP modelling lecturer for the MOSAiC school aboard the Russian research icebreaker Akademik Fedorov that accompanied Polarstern on her transit into the central Arctic sea ice in September and October 2019...


 2019-12-03  1h37m