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Diaries from the field

One of the key aims of this year’s expedition was sampling and ground-truthing the soils and streams of the coastal tundra plain that run through the landscape. Challenging working conditions and a full working schedule left us with little time...

A couple of weeks ago the rebirth of our research vessel “Christine” allowed us to sail in the Herschel Basin (50-60 m water depth), southeast of the Island, to test the seismic imagery system. Strong winds, waves, and cold temperatures did not help us...

Herschel Island - In the field

Losing track of time and space, we only just realized that it has already been one week on Qikiqtaruk (Herschel Island). While flying in to the Island with the Twin Otter we must have crossed some kind of portal that made time even more relative than usual. The days...

Herschel Island - the team

Quvianaqtusi qaigapsi, Wilkommen, Welkom, Bienvenue, Välkommen, Bem vinda, Welcome to the 2018 Nunataryuk field campaign blog of the Qikiqtaruk (Herschel Island) and the Yukon Coast Expedition! We are excited to share with you...

Longyearbyen centre

Information and consultation meetings with local communities from the early stages of the project ensures stakeholder involvement, which is an important element of the NUNATARYUK research design. Researchers from the three Work Packages...

Populations Change in the Arctic Settlements in 2000 - 2017

Ilulissat is situated in the Disko Bay area at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord. The Icefjord was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The population of Ilulissat was 4 555 as of 2017 (Greenland Statistics), and since 2001 the city has...

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