Final report – Svalbard 2017

SUCCESS LEVEL: > 100 % NUMBER OF COLLECTED SAMPLES: > 450 NUMBER OF INVESTIGATED PLOTS: 175 NUMBER OF INJURIES: 0 NUMBER OF ENCOUNTERED POLAR BEARS: 0 ENCOUNTERED PROBLEMS: Weather! 😦 ENCOUNTERED REAL PROBLEMS: 0 SATISFACTION LEVEL: HIGH! 🙂 Looking for cryptogam species. I’m back to reality and civilisation now. It’s hard to forget emptiness of […]

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Second week of fieldwork – Svalbard 2017

After we had finished the collection of data on the Brøggerbreen moraines, we started fieldwork on foreland of Lovénbreen. Fortunately, weather got better and we were having a few pretty sunny days. We decided to start fieldwork on moraine of Austre Lovénbreen. Because of quite far location of above-mentioned moraine from Ny-Ålesund and lacks of roads, […]

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First week of fieldwork – Svalbard 2017

First week of fieldwork ended. We have finished it with pretty good result 🙂 However the weather was not on our side. After two sunny days which we spent on things related to accommodation, safety course and research area reconnaissance, rain began to fall. We had to wait until the weather gets better. In order […]

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Arrival to Ny-Ålesund – Svalbard 2017

Monday afternoon we reached our study location. Below you can find short video about the first day in Ny-Ålesund – the world’s northernmost civilian settlement where many different countries has permanent research stations. We were very warmly welcomed. Our special thanks go to Wojtek Moskal (Norwegian Polar Institute) who helped us with all logistical and […]

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Preludium – Svalbard 2017

PROJECT TITLE: The Importance Of Cryptogams In The Primary Succession Process On Glacier Forelands In Svalbard (acronym: CRYPTOGAM) TEAM: Paulina Wietrzyk – project leader.  Incredibly inquisitive. Polar enthusiast. 3rd Arctic Mission.  PhD candidate at the Prof. Z. Czeppe Department of Polar Research and Documentation at Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland); BSc in Biology and Geography […]

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