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The Storm of Skálanes

Many people have noticed the dramatic changes that can occur in typical Scottish weather. Some even joke that the four seasons can be present in one day. Now if you imagine the most erratic Scottish day and multiply it by 100, you will have Iceland’s climate. We’ve...

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...

Puffin Paradise

A few days on this insanely stunning island, and we are starting to adjust to the Skálanes way of life. After the first official night in our tent, which is still yet to be named, our favorite Icelandic pal Freyr decided we needed a little bit of help getting out of...

Journey & Arrival

Not all those who wander are lost. After several months of planning, fundraising and organising our expedition, luckily none of us got lost when travelling to Skálanes, the destination of this year’s expedition. We all had to get up at 3am in the morning to catch our...

Out in the wild

Today’s update features none other than our trouble making ducklings, again. They have finally been set wild and free following Michael’s final measurement on Tuesday and they seem to be making a point to be as ridiculous and inventive as possible in their...

Going Bananas

For me, our final week at Skálanes starts with a very reflective tone – everyone seems to think of leaving and is trying to figure out last minute activities to make the most of our remaining time here. All projects are coming to an end, the thought of returning to...

What’s Stomata?

Week 5 has come to an end and I have finally completed my field work! I completed the last of my transect lines to the east of the reserve and now have all the necessary data to start my analysis. I have so much data and I am dreading R-Studio (a statistical programme...

American Invasion Take 2: Earlham University Guest Blog

Post by Deeksha Srinath In the field science research group at Earlham College, we work on trying to make field science more accessible and collaborative. This research at Earlham has been existent for about four years now. It started as a ‘can we do this?’ in Iceland...

Happy Graduation!

Hello there, First thing’s first, a very Happy Graduation to Etti! Yesterday the rest of the team spent the day trying desperately to keep our ceremony plans hush-hush, but with only minutes to go the secret was out! Nevertheless we held Etti’s very own...

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