Lance (until 2016)

Chief scientist: Agneta Fransson

Institution: Norwegian Polar Institute

R/V Lance


R/V Lance was a Norwegian research/survey vessel which operated in the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean, around and north of Svalbard and in the Fram Strait (between Svalbard and East Greenland, 79°N) from spring to autumn up to 2016, when it was repalced by R/V Kronprins Haakon (KPH). The yearly expeditions included ocean monitoring of biological, physical and chemical parameters and processes.








Measurements operated by:        NPI           In cooperation with:Unversity of Bergen