Starting Tuesday, June 5, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate will collect 2D seismic data off Jan Mayen.
The collecting, which will be carried out by the vessel M/V Nordic Explorer, will continue until the beginning of August.
According to the plan, a total of 5,717 miles (9,200 kilometers or 63 lines) of seismic data will be collected in this area.
The vessel was mobilized at Torshavn in the Faeroe Islands before the weekend. It is now in place at Jan Mayen with three escort vessels.
"The escort vessels are there also for safety purposes. The seismic data are collected far out at sea, and our preparedness must be good in case anything should happen to the equipment or the crew on the ship," said Lars Jensen, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate's project manager for this summer's seismic collection.