Iceland 2019

The 2019 Iceland Expedition will return to Iceland for the 11th year running this summer. A brand new cohort of eight students will help to continue building on a decade long 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 not only home to 47 species of bird but also to numerous mammalian species such as Arctic Fox. Four research projects will be carried out in the summer of 2019; focusing on Arctic tern fledgling success, invasive plants’ effects on invertebrates, and marine plastic distribution and impacts along the coast. In conjunction with this research, all students will participate in the continuous monitoring of the local kittwake 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.

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.

 

Preliminary Report 2018

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The latest from our blog…

First Week at the Edge of the World

Landing in east Iceland has been an immersion into macabre mists and seabird swarms. Skálanes lies on the diving knife-edge of a great fjord, under the midnight sun of Icelandic summer. Three introductions made an impression upon arrival, the wildlife, the locals and...

Fundraising & Final preparations!

The all-new 2019 Iceland Expedition Team has been working hard these last six months in preparation for a grand voyage to new sub-polar lands! We have carefully designed a series of research projects, managed expedition logistics, and hosted a variety of fundraising...

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