On June 1st 2021, Arctic Sense, a collaborative four-month scientific and communications expedition, will set sail on a 3,000 nautical mile investigative voyage to the polar Atlantic.
On board S.V. Barba the expedition will start and end in Barba’s home port of Stavanger and will see a diverse multinational team of experts sail via Svalbard, Jan Mayen, the Faroe & Shetland Islands, Edinburgh and London.
In partnership with leading research institutions including the University of Iceland and University of Stavanger the Arctic Sense scientific programme will be led by collaborative research group Whale Wise.
The team will research, document and share valuable information and untold stories about marine life in the region, with a focus on keystone Arctic and sub-Arctic whale species, the sentinels of our ocean.