BSES HQ receives expedition field updates weekly so check back every Monday to see what has happened in the week gone by.

Saturday, March 21

DGPS testing

Having kindly been loaned the Differential GPS system by Leica Geosystems for mapping the glaciers in Svalbard, Pat and Lucy head out to get to grips and test it all out by mapping the guesthouse.

Friday, March 20

Welcome Back

Locked up and unattended since Aug 2008, it was good to swing open the doors to the BSES container in Svalbard and be greeted by all the familiar kit.

Wednesday, March 18

Advanced Party depart...

As the advanced party prepare to depart so the BSES office fills with kit to take out to Svalbard and the leaders prepare for the cold! Current forecast:

  • -17 °C
  • Light Showers Snow
  • Windchill: -27 °C
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Dew Point: -19 °C
  • Wind: 22 km/h / 6.2 m/s from the NNW
  • Pressure: 1012 hPa (Falling)

Office team prepare expedition kit for flying