Arctic preparation in Potsdam
With less than two months until we set off for Greenland, via Iceland, activity in Germany and Denmark is ramping up for this summer’s Arctic fieldwork for the AirMiMic project (InterAct). We will spend July and August in East Greenland to understand how climatological and environmental changes are affecting geobiological factors on the ice, and head back to Iceland for a shorter field campaign. Our team are busy in the labs at GFZ, testing instruments, equipment, and experiments for the field. Final logistical details are being put in place, supplies are ordered, and shipping is arranged. The science team consists of Liane Benning, Chris Trivedi, Audrey Mourot, Matthias Winkel (GFZ), Alex Anesio, Eva Doting, and Laura Halback (Aarhus University), and myself. Having not stepped onto ‘the ice’ since my expedition to Antarctica in January 2018 (Montreal winter doesn’t count despite hitting temperatures similar to or even lower than what I experienced in Antarctica), I’m buzzing to get back to the high latitudes. We are grateful to InterAct, the Humboldt Foundation, the University of Aarhus, and Helmholtz/GFZ for supporting the expedition.
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