The EU Project ARICE will open a call for ship-time proposals in early April 2018 to access the icebreakers CCGS Amundsen, RV Siquliak and PRV Polarstern. This call will remain open for three months. Specific information on the access to CCGS Amundsen and RV Siquliak (including operational areas) will be available at call opening.

The access to PRV Polarstern is offered in the frame of the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) Expedition, the first year-round expedition into the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system. Specific access regulations to PRV Polarstern in the frame of MOSAiC apply. Further information at

NOTE: Proposals submitted to ARICE for PRV Polarstern will require a Confirmation of Endorsement from MOSAiC, a process which is encouraged to be started by potential applicants as soon as possible, as the endorsement process is expected to take 3 weeks from the submission of the request for endorsement until endorsement is confirmed. Detailed information is available at

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