Iceland 2017

The 2017 Iceland Expedition is lucky enough to once again be based at Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre in the East fjord region of Iceland. This reserve is a 1250 hectare area of spectacular geography and geology, and is not only home to 47 species of bird but also to numerous mammalian species such as Arctic Fox. The expedition this year consists of four projects, including zoology studies based around the bird species on the reserve, an exploratory study on the effects of invasive species and a study into the presence of microplastics. There is the hope that the research we carry out during our stay will help with both the long-term and short-term conservation efforts at Skálanes.

Expedition Background

Find out about the background to the expedition.

Our Team

Meet the students who will be heading to Iceland.

Research Projects

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

 

Prospectus 2017

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Microplastic Mania

Monday blues were far away this week as microplastic surveying took to the water. I had the fantastic opportunity to join Universities from Liverpool and South Connecticut as they sampled surface water of the fjord for microplastic. This is a great addition to my...

The Skalanes Way of Life

It hit us all by surprise but yesterday one week ago we arrived here at beautiful Skalanes. It’s strange to think that routine exists at the end of the world, but that’s what we seem to be slowly settling into. Most days are filled with fieldwork, especially for Gina...

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