28 July ’21
Best Explorer arrives in LongyearbyeN!
They are here! At 18:27 on 28 July 2021, Best Explorer pulled into the habour of Longyearbyen, Svalbard, having successfully completed the crossing of the Barents Sea.
Dominik & Elias looking out for Best Explorer.
And so everyone following the mission watched Best Explorer’s live tracker with great anticipation. Had they passed Bear Island yet? Do they see land yet? Any bets on when will they arrive?
Their arrival today was met with great celebration! A chance to catch up on news and install final equipment aboard Best Explorer.
This is just the start of the Polarquest 2021 Save the White expedition. The full crew will now embark Best Explorer, setting off around the archipelago to carry out their research.
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