New Documentary Offers Unique Look At MOSAIC Mission

August 25, 2020
University of Colorado scientist Matthew Shupe in 2019 stands in front of Polarstern during the MOSAiC mission. The ship is moored to an ice floe drifting through the Arctic Ocean.University of Colorado scientist Matthew Shupe in 2019 stands in front of Polarstern during the MOSAiC mission. The ship is moored to an ice floe drifting through the Arctic Ocean.Photo courtesy Matthew Shupe
University of Colorado scientist Matthew Shupe in 2019 stands in front of Polarstern during the MOSAiC mission. The ship is moored to an ice floe drifting through the Arctic Ocean.

The University of Colorado-Boulder has released a 30-minute documentary called "Into the Polar Night," documenting the first three months of the MOSAIC mission to study Arctic ice and the impact of climate change. CU's and NOAA's atmospheric scientist Matthew Shupe is among the coordinating researchers of the project. He spoke with Colorado Matters in September 2019 as he set out for the Arctic.