Three IMAU researchers join the largest Dutch polar expeditions so far

/ August 19, 2015/ Ice and Climate, IMAU

From 19 to 28 August 2015 the SEES expedition is voyaging to the island of Edgeøya in the Spitsbergen archipelago. The largest Dutch polar expedition ever will investigate an area that was last investigated 40 years ago so that it can map the consequences of climate change. Over fifty researchers are heading for the island. Three IMAU researcher, Stefan Ligtenberg, Willem Jan van de Berg and Peter Kuipers Munneke,  will join the SEES expedition. They will install a new-generation IMAU weather station on a local glacier, to be able to measure weather and the melting of the glacier.

Stefan Ligtenberg  and Willem Jan van de Berg will be blogging about their journey to and experiences on Edgeøya. Peter Kuipers Munneke, climate researcher and NOS weatherman,  will be keeping a weblog on the NOS website and speaking to the presenter of the Radio 1 evening news programme every weekday between 16.30 and 18.00h.




Source: NWO news and RUG news