Our Equipment

There is very little infrastructure in most of the Arctic thus to be able to access remote areas we mainly use boats as our research platforms. When using our own vessels we are able to carry large quantities of equipment into areas of interest. They are equipped with the latest technology and we have long-term partnerships with major producers of equipment for marine and Arctic use.


Jotun Arctic

Jotun Arctic is a sailboat made of steel and has sailed more than 30,000 nautical miles in Arctic
waters, spending two winters in the ice in Northern Greenland and Northern Baffin Island. She is built for for Arctic conditions and has proved herself to be a well functioning platform for scientific activities. Jotun Arctic is able to accommodate 8 people including the crew.


When required, we utilise a small, lightweight sailboat with a retractable keel to access shallow areas and river deltas. Due to having a high sailing speed, the vessel is capable of covering great distances in short time. Skippi is able to accommodate 4 people and has been used as a secondary vessel together with Jotun Arctic, proving herself to be invaluable platform for obtaining anthropological data by providing access to remote hunting and fishing camps inaccessible to larger vessels.

Equipment on Jotun Arctic

  • Radar
  • Echo sounder
  • Fish finder
  • 3 GPS
  • Raymarine Chart Plotter
  • PC with electronic charts
  • Fleet 33 sat telephone
  • BGAN sat telephone with wireless Internet access
  • VHF radio
  • HF radio
  • 12 and 220 volts
  • Winch for CTD measurements
  • Logging system for all on board navigation data (e.g. wind, temperature, speed, position)
  • 2 EPRBs
  • 3 heaters
  • Liferaft
  • Survival suits

Equipment on Skippi

  • Echo sounder
  • Logg
  • GPS
  • Iridium telephone
  • VHF radio
  • HF radio
  • PC with navigational software and Internet access