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Sunday, March 1

Scientific Fieldwork

The Extreme Arctic expedition to Svalbard in Spring is to run for the next 4 years. The plan is to build data year on year to establish a body of knowledge in specific regions. This means that the main body of the fieldwork will be repeat science (although there will be ample opportunity for other projects of interest). By empoying this method, we hope to build a picture of the region as an indicator for the whole of Svalbard and wider environments.

The main areas of interest are to be glacial mapping using differential GPS (accurate to 2cm), spring melt surge studies and ornithological surveys of indicator species of Svalbard.

Please click below to access the interactive pdf fieldwork report from the 2008 Extreme Arctic expedition.

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