Past expeditionS

SUmMARY

The major sorties to date include sailing to Greenland in 2010, Jan Mayen in 2012, Svalbard in 2015 and Iceland in 2019. From 2015-2020, we have spent a total of four winters in Arctic Norway tracking orcas and humpback whales. Additionally, we have done countless North Sea crossings and year-round sailing in western Norway to fine tune the vessel and our skills. As we have gained experience, we have been able to undertake more complex field work together with a growing network of scientific partners.  

2016-2020 ORCAS ARCTIC NORWAY

Four winter seasons have been spent tracking orcas and humpback in the Northern Norway. This has also included 4 round-trips from the Barba HQ in Stavanger to Troms / Finnmark in the North. This has given hard earned experience with both sailing in Arctic conditions, as well as facilitating for scientists and photographers when getting up close and personal with the apex predator of the sea, the orca. 

2019 ICELAND - ARCTIC WHALE

The Arctic Whale expedition was a joint venture with Turnss. We sailed from Stavanger Norway, to Húsavík Iceland, where we spent 6 weeks working with the University of Iceland and the Whale Wise team. The target species were humpback whales as well as blue whales. 

From the left: Sandra C. Ness, Tord Karlsen, Diane Seda and Andreas B. Heide.

2015 SVALBARD - Circumnavigation

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2012 JAN MAYEN

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2010 GREENLAND

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