The North Pole sits in the middle of the Arctic Ocean on ice that is constantly drifting. Due to this instability, there are no permanent scientific research stations there. All scientific study is conducted from drifting research stations (managed by Russia for more than 50 years) and research ships, which ferried these scientists to the pole for short period.

Photograph by Otis Imboden

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Scientists are very interested in the North Pole—the northernmost point on Earth