Background on Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Exploration, and Hydrothermal Vents
Unique Vehicles for a Unique Environment: New autonomous robots will pierce an ice-covered ocean and explore the Arctic abyss
Oceanus magazine article describes the origins of the Gakkel expedition, as well as the vehicles conceived to do this risky job
Scientists Report New Type of Mid-Ocean Ridge in Remote Parts of the Earth
A WHOI news release from November 2003
Earth's Complex Complexion: Expeditions to remote oceans expose new variations in ocean crust
Oceanus magazine article describes the phenomenon of ultra-slow spreading ridges, of which the Gakkel Ridge is the best example.
International Expedition to the Top of the World May Hold Clues To Formation of Earth's Crust:
First Cruise of New U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy
A WHOI news release from July 2001
Polar Discovery - Online Expedition
Follow the Gakkel Ridge expedition through daily photo-essays and "Live from the Poles" talks at a museum near you.
Dive and Discover Expedition 11
Teachers and students can read daily dispatches from the Gakkel expedition, email questions to the science party, and read primers and lessons on ocean exploration.
AGAVE Grant Information from the National Science Foundation
Abstract of the original expedition proposal
Investigation of Hydrothermal Processes on the Gakkel Ridge (PDF))
Abstract submitted for International Polar Year
International Polar Year 2007-2008
Home site for coordinated polar research happening around the world
Last updated: June 20, 2007