Mosaic Mission

News: Polar Researcher Vishnu Nandan will be the only Indian among 300 scientists from across the world aboard the MOSAiC Expedition.


  • MOSAiC stands for Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. It is the largest ever Arctic expedition in history, and will be the first year-round expedition into the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system.
  • The project has been designed by an international consortium of leading polar research institutions, led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
  • The backbone of MOSAiC is the year-round operation of RV Polarstern (a polar research ship). It has already started drifting across the central Arctic since September 2019.
  • The objective of the MOSAiC mission is to study the impact of climate change on the Arctic and how it could affect the rest of the world.