We wish to focus research efforts to Nordaustlandet, Svalbard during IPY 4 2007/09. We are more than 70 scientists from more than 15 countries. We present an expression of interest from many disciplines in Earth Science, but also in Human Sciences to launch a multi-disciplinary thrust on a set of actual topics, such as global warming impacts in this rather poorly explored part of the Arctic. We also aim to link our work and monitoring to other focii of research on Svalbard during IPY, such as Hornsund, Longyearbyen and Ny Ålesund in order to get a larger regional coverage of our target zone. We suggest that an IPY camp is erected around the old IPY 3 base at Kinnvika for limited service. The Kinnvika site can then be used in extension of IPY to monitor various parameters, and provide a temporal credibility to our collected data series. This expression of interest has a strong Nordic axis. The idea to engage in Nordaustlandet as part of IPY evolved independently among Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish scientists. Because of its initial multi-national character, we have invited colleagues from other countries to participate in this initiative, as an open international operation.
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Friday, 22 December 2006 07:10
Kinnvika – Arctic Warming and Impact ResearchWritten by Administrator
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