Vagabond is a French polar yacht used as a base camp for DAMOCLES in Storfjord, East Spitsbergen. Take a look at the amazing images from the Arctic.

You can find more images from Vagabond in the DAMOCLES Press room.

Greenland, Blosseville Coast, August 2001. Photo: Eric Brossier.

Greenland, Blosseville Coast, August 2001. Photo: Eric Brossier.


Vagabond sailing in drifting ice in Canadian Arctic, photo taken from the crow's nest, August 2003. Photo: Eric Brossier.

Vagabond sailing in drifting ice in Canadian Arctic, photo taken from the crow's nest, August 2003. Photo: Eric Brossier.


Florent Domine (LGGE) setting up a station measuring thermal conductivity and heat fluxes of snow on sea ice. Photo: Eric Brossier.

Florent Domine (LGGE) setting up a station measuring thermal conductivity and heat fluxes of snow on sea ice. Photo: Eric Brossier.


Vagabond pushed on top of ice floes due to a lot of pressure in the Mackenzie Delta, Canadian Arctic, August 2003. Photo: Eric Brossier.

Vagabond pushed on top of ice floes due to a lot of pressure in the Mackenzie Delta, Canadian Arctic, August 2003. Photo: Eric Brossier.


Project leader in DAMOCLES, Jean-Claude Gascard and France Pinczon du Sel experimenting Polar Ocean Profiler. Photo: Eric Brossier.

Project leader in DAMOCLES, Jean-Claude Gascard and France Pinczon du Sel experimenting Polar Ocean Profiler. Photo: Eric Brossier.


Northern light above Vagabond's ice camp. Photo: Eric Brossier.

Northern light above Vagabond's ice camp. Photo: Eric Brossier.


Weather mast. Photo: Eric Brossier.

Weather mast. Photo: Eric Brossier.


Polar bear resting near Vagabond. Photo: Eric Brossier

Polar bear resting near Vagabond. Photo: Eric Brossier


Eric Brossier, captain and owner of Vagabond, sending data to laboratories. Photo: France Pinczson du Sel.

Eric Brossier, captain and owner of Vagabond, sending data to laboratories. Photo: France Pinczson du Sel.


Eric Brossier doing CTD profile in front of Inglefield glacier (depth 40m). Photo: Remy Marion

Eric Brossier doing CTD profile in front of Inglefield glacier (depth 40m). Photo: Remy Marion


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