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© Alfonso Ferrone

Rocky and snowy Dronning Maud Land

Rocky and snowy Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, is a strategic location for collection of data and samples. Alfonso Ferrone’s project “Summer campaign at “Princess Elisabeth Antarctica” research station, in the Dronning Maud Land region of East-Antarctica” was supported by the Polar Access Fund, 2019. © Alfonso Ferrone

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© Akçar Naki

Summer nights at Mount Nils Larsen

Shadows of Mount Nils Larsen do not cover the field camp, since the Sun does not set during these beautiful Antarctic summer nights. Akçar Naki’s project “DEAIS: Changes in the Drainage Pattern of the Eastern Antarctic Ice Sheet through Time” was supported by the SPI Exploratory Grant, 2018. © Akçar […]

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MOCCHA campaign guard

MOCCHA campaign guard ensures the safety of the crew, mainly against polar bears, as it is usual during fieldworks in the high Arctic. Andrea Baccarini’s project “Participation in the MOCCHA campaign in the high Arctic onboard of the ODEN icebreaker” was supported by the Polar Access Fund, 2018. © Andrea […]

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© Parafilms/EPFL. Photographer: Noé Sardet (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

The Balleny Islands

Aerial view of the rarely-visited, volcanic Balleny Islands, taken during the second leg of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE). Their location straddling the Antarctic Circle gave scientists the perfect opportunity to drill the first ice core from Young Island to better understand changes in circumpolar westerly winds. © Parafilms/EPFL. Photographer: […]

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© Sonam Wangchuck

Glacial lakes of the Bhutan Himalayas

Scientists need to improvise to reach some test sites in the Bhutan Himalayas. Sonam Wangchuck’s project “Bathymetric survey of glacial lakes; GPS measurements of lake shoreline; ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey of moraine dams and glacier tongues; turbidity and surface temperature measurements” was supported by the Polar Access Fund, 2018. […]

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