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Farewell Glacier
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The clear white of the arctic mind.
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DJ Spooky and David Buckland concert at Nuit Blanche, Toronto
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Dr. Simon Boxall


We ventured out to deep sea for two days so that Simon Boxhil could take temperature readings from the West Spitsburgen Current. I took this time as an opportunity to try to organize my photographs and film recordings from the[…..]

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Ocean Transect

It is traditional on all Cape Farewell cruises that the scientists on board endear themselves with the rest of the crew with the open ocean transect. It’s a chance for everyone to really get a feel for the gentle motion[…..]

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Plain Sailing

We’re 100 nautical miles out to sea, having sailed all night to reach the centre of the West Spitsbergen Current. At intervals through the journey, oceanographer Simon Boxall has been measuring the temperature and salinity of the water. The entire[…..]

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Suspended in time and ice

We spent the last five days trying, and failing, to descend southward through the Hindlopen Strait between Spitsbergen and Gustav Adolf Island. Following Saturday’s harrowing escape from becoming one with the bears or the ice in Murehenson fjord – we[…..]

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Weather and Ice

Yesterday (Wednesday) Noorderlicht pulled into the Liefdefjord to the North West corner of Svalbard having abandoned the battle to push through between the two main islands.  The first couple of days at the weekend we were hampered by ice.  It[…..]

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Rock concert

Video by Matt Wainwright.

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Happy Birthday Henry

A short blog today with two personal messages.  Good luck to Emily in her first week of University!  Emily joined us on Cape Farewell 2 as a 13 year old and had the experience of her life.  Working with Artists[…..]

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Live Climate Science from the High Arctic

A look at the Science with Dr Simon Boxall. Continue reading

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The science on this year’s Cape Farewell has been split into two (linked) sections. We want to build on previous visits to Svalbard (2003,04 and 07) by repeating a cross section through the West Spitsbergen current (part of the extension[…..]

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3 years later – returning to Svalbard

Returning to Svalbard after three years hasn’t just been about climate change but also an enormous cultural change. The small chaotic “shed” that was Longyearbyen airport, passengers battling for sight of hoped for suitcases, now replaced by a vast and[…..]

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Moon / Life on the Noorderlicht (according to cartoon)
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Only moon greeting me …
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