Iceland 2020

The Iceland Expedition will return to Iceland for the 12th year running this summer. A brand new team of six students will help to continue building on a twelve-year relationship with Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre in the East fjord region of Iceland. The reserve is a 1250 hectare area of spectacular geography and geology, and is home to 47 species of birds as well as numerous mammalian species such as Arctic Foxes, which the Expedition will be studying for the first time this year.

Four research projects will be carried out in the summer of 2020. Our research will focus on establishing baseline data on the location Arctic fox population, investigating plastic pollution in birds, and the affects of weather on the behaviour of Atlantic puffins. In addition to this research, all students will continue monitoring of the local kittiwake and fulmar colonies.

The hope is that the research we carry out during our stay will help with both the long-term and short-term conservation efforts at Skálanes. In addition, we hope that in sharing our learning and experiences in Iceland, we will spread awareness of the value of sub-Arctic ecosystems, and inspire more people to take action to protect them.

Expedition Background

Find out about the history and background of the expedition.

Our Team

Meet this year’s Expedition Team!

Research Projects

Read more about the projects we’ll be carrying out this summer.

 

Preliminary Report 2019

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Species Profile: Northern Fulmar

Northern Fulmar Identification Northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) are seabirds belonging to the petrel and shearwater family. The fulmar has a pale grey back and wings and a white belly, neck, and head with slightly darker feathers by their eyes. Their beaks are...

A Big Thank You to our Sponsors

All of us on the team would just like to say a big thank you to our sponsors Opticron and Polymath Products. The equipment they provided to us proved invaluable during our scientific endeavours! Opticron Opticron very kindly supplied us with several T4 WP 10X42...

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