Arctic Research Group 2017
Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard; Lat & Long: 79.30°N, 13.40°E
Members: Ian Frearson (leader), George Haddon Winter, Andrew Hodson, Aga Nowak.
Objectives: A multi-disciplinary expedition to the Bockfjorden region of North Spitsbergen to gather information on the area round the most northerly warm springs on land in the world. Work will include observations of vascular plant species in areas of influence and remote from the springs, seeking geological specimens of primitive fish fossils, meteorite recovery and looking for colonisation of recently exposed ground generated through ice retreat.
Dates: 29 June to 5 August 2017
Supported by: Gino Watkins Memorial Fund.