ARICE (https://arice.eu/) invites for a webinar organized by APECS (https://www.apecs.is/) and IOPAN (http://www.iopan.gda.pl/). This webinar is dedicated to pre-cruise planning and preparing for ship-based research activities. Dr Agnieszka Beszczynska-Möller, physical oceanographer at Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN) with extensive experience as a cruise leader of multiple Arctic scientific expeditions, will talk about planning ship-based and long-term oceanographic field studies and pre-cruise logistics. Dr Allison Fong, biological oceanographer and microbial ecologist, is a coordinator of the ecosystem team in MOSAiC and will talk about planning large-scale sea ice and oceanographic research, and the challenges of combining multiple interests of different scientific teams during expeditions. Dr Monika Kędra, biological oceanographer and ecologist from IOPAN, will share her experience on planning and preparing Arctic multidisciplinary research with main focus on marine ecology and biological oceanography. The webinar aims to provide advice and share good practices with early career researchers who are planning their field research and first cruise sampling.