Arctic Research Group 2017

Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard; Lat & Long: 79.30°N, 13.40°E

MembersIan Frearson (leader), George Haddon Winter, Andrew Hodson, Aga Nowak.

Affiliation: Arctic Research Group (Charity  1167722)


Leader's Note

Objectives: A multi-disciplinary expedition to the Bockfjorden region of North Spitsbergen to gather information on the area round the most northerly warm springs on land in the world. Work will include observations of vascular plant species in areas of influence and remote from the springs, seeking geological specimens of primitive fish fossils, meteorite recovery and looking for colonisation of recently exposed ground generated through ice retreat. 

See ARG Announcement 6 June 2017: Hot Topic in a Cold Place

Geology       Ecology         Glaciology       Meteorite Recovery       Photography        Ground Proving    


Dates: 27 June to 26 July 2017

Web-site: http://arcticresearchgroup.org/expedition/      

Blog: http://arcticresearchgroup.org/blog/

Contact: ian@arcticresearchgroup.org 

Supported by: Gino Watkins Memorial Fund.