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YOPP LOGO beb4effb3cA bonus episode of The Icepod, the official podcast for the WMO Year of Polar Prediction initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic, is now available. 

In this extra episode, sea-ice scientist Stefanie Arndt from the German Alfred Wegener Institute talks about her preparations to join the third leg of the MOSAiC campaign.

The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. As a contribution to the YOPP-endorsed MOSAiC ice drift campaign, the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) has launched a series of podcasts entitled The IcePod. Monthly episodes will feature a scientist involved with both the Year of Polar Prediction and MOSAiC. Because it's Christmas, the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction decided to provide a special gift to enjoy over the holiday season. In this bonus episode, the sea-ice scientist Stefanie Arndt from the Alfred Wegener Institute shares with us how she's preparing for her departure to join the MOSAiC ice camp end of January to lead the sea-ice team during Leg 3. Steffi has been involved in the Year of Polar Prediction for a long time deploying sea-ice buoys in the Antarctic. Now she's going to the other side of the world to measure snow and sea-ice conditions in the central Arctic. Hear about how she has been trained as a polar bear guard and sort of a firefighter on the ice and why her parents would rather want her to be the "weather guy" on TV than spending more than a year in total in the polar regions. Leg 3 will be the coldest period of the expedition, and Steffi has particular preparation for that (not only her woollen underwear). But the sun is coming back at some point...

The IcePod is produced in collaboration with the community radio station Radio Weser.TV and is available on various common podcast platforms (e.g. SpotifyApple Podcast or Castbox).

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