Two years ago, I visited Svalbard and the Arctic for the first time. I had started my PhD just a couple of months before, and given my topic, we knew I would spend some time in field in the Arctic and on Svalbard.
Safety is crucial when spending time in these remote and harsh places, so with my colleagues Martina and Andrei, I went to Svalbard to attend a one-week safety course at UNIS.
Another post is coming up about the safety course, stay tuned!
UNIS safety course
Rifle parking at UNIS
Making food with Martina and Andrei at UNIS guest house
Pink sky over Sukkertoppen
Avalanche training in front of Longyearbreen
Maren, a master’s students in our group, is going to Antarctica in just a few weeks! She will blog about her experience during the journey. Read more about what her work here, and make sure to follow if you are interested to see what a field expedition to Antarctica looks like!
Why Antarctica? — Three weeks in Antarctica