This page visualizes the scientific instruments that are used when conducting research at the bottom of the Arctic seabed and ocean floor. By showing the equipment and the role of scientific instruments, we wish to draw attention to the knowledge production behind scientific facts. The instruments produce the scientific facts in such a way that they fit with the particular Fact System, in which they are to enter.
The central scientific techniques
The drawing below shows what goes on beneath the sea surface of the icebreaker. By sketching the functions of the central machines that are brought along on the scientific expeditions in the Arctic, it will be possible to understand the process of scientific knowledge production. Scientists of several fields have participated in the different expeditions - among others geophysicists, geologists and biologists.
We have included pictures of each instrument as it look to the naked eye as well as to the scientists (inside the machine). The machines are described by their function during the expeditions and related to the methods and types of measurement they do.
Oden - the Swedish icebreaker that led the scientific expeditions on the Arctic: LOMROG 2007 & LOMROG II in 2009. (Illustration from www.a76.dk)