“Kronprins Haakon” – cruise 2023

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Svalbard cruise 2023

During cruise 2023 we had a pleasure to collect samples with RV Kronprins Haakon, a Norwegian ice breaking polar research vessel owned by the Norwegian Polar Institute. Kronoprins Haakon was equipped with Ægir6000, the first Norwegian Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Ægir6000 is primary tool for exploring, sampling and deploying instruments and experiments at deep sea study areas – including the ice covered parts of the Arctic Ocean. With camera systems on both the TMS and the ROV itself, Ægir6000 is capable of sending unique footage to itself in action in the deep sea (https://www.uib.no/geo/128110/%C3%A6gir6000-rov).