We have been trying to do some work (shell collecting and lake coring) but the weather has been pretty lousy. Today we cored “isolation basin” in 0-1°C temperatures, steady rain, and strong winds. Mike and Sam managed to get about 1.5 m of lake sediment and maybe reached the marine transition. One of the major … Continue reading SIPERG in the Arctic 2017 (Ingoya, northern Finnmark)
Nina Whitney is currently assisting on a science vessel in the Gulf of Maine, USA. She is collecting valuable data for her PhD work. Below is a message from her first few days aboard the boat. Best of luck to Nina and the crew! It is day 3 aboard the NOAA R/V Pisces and I’m … Continue reading SIPERG travels to Gulf of Maine
Thought we were done with fieldwork? Nope, not yet! Why go back to the States when you can swing through Portugal to help Diana’s cave project? Al and Maddie departed Tromsø Monday morning for Lisbon, Portugal. From there, it was a short drive to Mira de Aire, home of Portugal’s largest tourist cave. Diana’s project … Continue reading Cave Updates from Portugal!
Early on Saturday morning, 5:30am, Captain Joakim ferried us to Havøysund to catch the Hurtigruten south to Tromsø. We hate leaving here but are excited to wrap up older projects and have collected material to pilot new ones. Claire was tasked with bringing home the sediment cores – soil permits in hand, hopefully everything goes … Continue reading Departure
The weather has turned here at Ingøya, cloudy with wind at 10+ m/s. The land crew got some work done this morning out at Rolvsøya before the winds blew in. The raised beaches on this neighboring island are easier to identify in some places, so Mike, Julie, and Claire set out collecting datable material from … Continue reading Last Days on Ingøya