In the last three decades our knowledge about the seismic structure and the seismicity of the world's oceans has increased tremendously through the common availability of ocean bottom seismometers for active and passive seismic studies (e.g., Orcutt et al. 1976; Toomey et al. 1985; Tolstoy et al. 2008). The safe recovery of the instruments is essential to access the acquired data. Comparable studies of the polar oceans do not exist, because the perennial sea-ice cover in polar regions prevents a safe recovery of ocean bottom instruments. Hence, the seismic structure and the earthquake activity of...

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