Published on 08 Jun 2023

Young scientists join expedition to Arctic

Image credit: AKMA

Two young Singaporean female scientists from NTU’s Asian School of the Environment and Earth Observatory Singapore, Yan Yu Ting and Toh Yun Fann, were among a group of approximately 30 scientists on board a research vessel to explore the Barents Sea at the Arctic between 29 Apr – 10 May.

The Advancing Knowledge of Methane in the Arctic (AKMA) project is an international collaborative research project between UiT - The Arctic University of Norway and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in the US. The project focuses on methane activity in Arctic regions.

The project also invites scientists and students from around the world to join the team for a learning journey on board the Norwegian state-of-the-art Research Vessel Kronprins Haakon. The vessel sailed from Tromsø out on the Barents Sea.

During the trip, Yu Ting and Yun Fann learned more about seafloor mapping and sampling methods that were used by the AKMA research team.

The duo will be using the learnings from the exploration to adapt for use in their research study on the seabed of Singapore. 

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