“We would look at our noses to see if we were freezing”

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The German Verena Mohaupt knows better than anyone that the success of a trip is in the preparations. Especially when what you have forgotten cannot be bought at a store around the corner. This intrepid woman is the chief logistics officer for MOSAiC, the most ambitious scientific expedition to the Arctic of all time. It ended last October after a year in which researchers from 20 countries, also from the CSIC, took over to travel adrift between frozen blocks on an icebreaker, the Polarstern. Their goal: to obtain critical data that predicts global climate change.

Mohaupt, who spent nine months on board, knew he could leave nothing to chance.


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