Challenges of Working on Diminishing Ice (Hajo Eicken)

Video Shot in: 2022

Dr. Hajo Eicken shares his experience with the U.S. Navy’s search for suitable ice flows for their high-stakes experiments. He explains the challenges they face in finding specific types of ice, such as stable multi-year ice, thin ice for submarines, and level ice for landing planes. Dr. Eicken reflects on how the changing Arctic conditions have made this task increasingly difficult, with fewer suitable ice flows available. The process of identifying and locating these ice flows involves satellite imagery and aerial reconnaissance, highlighting the complexity and limited options in today’s Arctic environment.