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Diaries from the field

Frederieke Miesner (AWI Potsdam), Paul Overduin (AWI Potsdam), Maria Peter (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU) and Torsten Sachs (GeoResearch CenterPotsdam, GFZ) flew to Whitehorse, Canada on June 30th, 2019, crossing over northern Greenland on the way.

After long preparations, the expedition team finally arrived in Inuvik and begun to set up and test all the scientific gear for the field sampling and instruments in the laboratory at the Aurora Research Institute (ARI)...

The Nunataryuk/WP4 Coastal Waters team started their second expedition in the Mackenzie delta on 17 June 2019. This expedition is being conducted as one of the four expeditions focused on exploring the seasonality of organic matter ... 

This week we finished our field campaign, prepared our departure from Herschel Island and flew back to Inuvik. George, Jan and Peter retrieved some last sea water samples from close to the coast. . This was done by by drilling a hole...

For the second half of our expedition, the composition of our team has changed somewhat. Andreas Richter and Louis-Philippe Roy left on April 25, and Hugues Lantuit came in instead. This change had been coordinated with the rangers’ crew change flight...

Last week everything went according to our meticulously prepared plan. This week the reality of doing field work in remote places of the Arctic gripped us. Open water north of Herschel Island is creating persistent fog and low clouds...

The Takuvik-AWI team successfully completed the first WP4 expedition. A fortunate stroke of serendipity? Undeniably. But beyond that, the expedition boasted an unbelievable streak of sunny days and a hard-working and seasoned team...

The countdown before the ultimate lift off has begun. Six team mates. Five airplane take-offs and landings. Four pieces of luggage each. Three different nationalities. Two days of travelling. One unifying goal...

Up here in the North, the spring field season has started and we are busy preparing the Nunataryuk Expedition Yukon Coast 2019 Spring. On April 9, 2019, we started our journey from Potsdam (Jan, Jule)

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