Equipment roll call

We’ve brought a range of instruments with us to the Arctic, to simultaneously measure plant photosynthesis and remote sensing data of individual plants and leaves. This is because in order to understand how plants are behaving, and changing, over large areas we must first link these remote sensing techniques to measured plant processes at the […]

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Letters from Kytalyk – Part II

‘Tis done. Seven of hard work in a remote corner of the world have been completed and it even looks like most things went according to plan. We are slowly trying to re-adjust to society and dealing with some last aftermath. Below are some stories from the past month. July 19th – Fish in Various […]

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The 4th and final TA call is open!

Wow has the time been flying!!! Our 4th and final Transnational and Remote Access Call of our current EU-H2020 funding period is now open for access taking place in April-August 2020. The call is for research groups to apply Transnational Access to 42 research stations across the Arctic and northern alpine and forest areas in […]

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Greenlandic heat wave, record ice sheet melt and rapid thermokarst formation – what’s the fate of the eroded soil materials?

Greenland has made headlines around the world lately, with temperatures climbing >19 ˚C at the Zackenberg Research Station a week ago and the 1-day melt record of the Greenland ice sheet broken on 1 August 2019. The freshly released report card for 2018 by the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program nicely places recent developments in context: […]

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Final report – Sweden 2019

CRYPTOSOIL project came to the end. At least the most exciting and awaited part – fieldwork. We reached our home destinations. It was a hard drive across Sweden. Ca. 2 000 km from the Nikkaluokta to the ferry (Ystad-Świnoujscie) and 600 km back to Kraków. Let’s take a look on some numbers: Amount of days: […]

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The road to Abisko (part II)

The next leg of the journey from Gothenburg to Abisko spans 1040 miles and will take 2 days. Feeling refreshed after the relaxing ferry journey, we left Gothenburg at 9.30 am, and headed north-east towards Stockholm. The landscape was mainly agricultural, with large deep red farmhouses and barns dotted throughout. As we skirted by Stockholm […]

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