Oden Icebreaker (IB Oden)
Core Data
Hosting Legal Entity
Swedish Polar Research Secretariat
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1989
Scientific Description
Mission and objectives
The Icebreaker Oden was delivered by the Götaverken Arendal shipyards to the Swedish Maritime Administration in January 1989, and has since then made many research voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. Its first major expedition was in 1991, when Oden, together with the German research vessel Polarstern, reached the North Pole.Oden is a world-class icebreaker and an excellent research vessel. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat had a hand in her design, and has recently upgraded Oden into one of the leading research platforms in the polar oceans. Oden is equipped with a swing role containerized laboratory system.

RI Keywords
Icebreaker, Oden, Research ship
RI Category
Polar and Cryospheric Research Infrastructures
Marine & Maritime Engineering Facilities
Extreme Conditions Facilities
Acoustic monitoring stations
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Humanities and Arts
Engineering and Energy
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Multipurpose Research Vessel

Length: 107.69 m Beam: 31.08 m Builder: Götaverken, Arendal, Göteborg Completed: 1988 Call Sign: SMLQ IMO Number: 8700876 Home Port: Norrköping Class: DNV 1A1, Ice Breaker, Polar 20, Crane, E0, Heldk, Naut-B Present Class: GL (Germanischer Lloyd) och Transportstyrelsen Gross Tonnage: 9 605 MMSI Number: 265182000 Max People Onboard: 86 (as special purpose) Main Engines: 4 Sultzer 8ZA 405 Draft Operation: 7.0–8.5 m Displacement: 11,000–13,000 tonnes Total Engine Power: 18,000 kw Owner: Sjöfartsverket.

Installed + swing role researcher's equipment

-Deck Equipment Towing Winch: 150 tonnes towing pull, brake holding 300 tonnes -A-Frame: 15 tonnes -Crane on Aft Deck: 10 tonnes at 10 m radius-Sky Lift on Forward Deck: Hook load 1.5 tonnes in basket -Container Capacity: 40 TEU, containers can be connected to ship's system, such as electricity, communication, water, sewage -Moon Pool: For drilling operationsHelicopter deck, large aft deck. -Multiple winches for coring, CTD etc. -Wet and dry laboratories includingincubators, freezers (-80C), pure gases, sea water intake, clean room etc.