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The Whirlpool

Blog entry by Dave | 10 July, 2009 3 comments

Swirling vortices, bright blue rivers, earthquakes, icequakes and 24-hour sunshine. Welcome to the weird world of the Arctic Sunrise, at Petermann Glacier, 81 degrees 11.272 minutes north, 61 degrees 50.892 west. To be exact. For...

Arctic Meltdown

Feature story | 2 September, 2009 at 2:00

A climate tipping point is looming closer every day in the Arctic. The more we find out about the Polar Regions, the more we realise that what we know about the impact of feedback effects has been underestimated. Recent discoveries highlight the...

Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | 15 July, 2009 at 2:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Greenpeace races to reach disintegrating glacier

Feature story | 26 June, 2009 at 20:13

Our ship, The Arctic Sunrise is currently heading north along the west coast of Greenland in a race against time. It's destination is the disintegrating Petermann Glacier, but to reach the glacier our ship must pass through the Nares Strait,...

Postcard from the ice edge

Blog entry by Dave | 20 September, 2009 1 comment

I started writing this on Friday afternoon in Fram Strait, the body of water lying the north end of Greenland and the archipelago of Svalbard, in the Greenland Sea. Up on the bridge, Pete and Bob guide the ice-covered Arctic Sunrise...

Ultima Thule Again

Blog entry by Dave | 4 September, 2009

Well, for all of Mel’s talk about storms, the Arctic Sunrise finally encountered got a couple of real ones of the meteorological kind. Right now, we’re somewhere east of Greenland, somewhere north of Iceland in the Fram Strait. Grey...

The Most Excellent Storm: At Helheim Glacier

Blog entry by Melanie | 24 August, 2009 1 comment

Today is August 22. We are mid-way through leg 2 of this Arctic Climate Impacts Expedition in Sermilik Fjord. We have been wildly busy since arriving in Tasiilaq on August 17, but things are going really, really well. We’ve been...

Arctic Sunrise weathering media storm off Greenland

Blog entry by Melanie | 22 August, 2009

The Arctic Sunrise is currently on the east coast of Greenland. We said goodbye to the on-board science team in Nugatsiaq on August 9, and to two Chinese journalists and a campaigner from Greenpeace China in Sisimiut on August 11. Our...

Kayaks hanging from a helicopter

Blog entry by laurak | 21 August, 2009 5 comments

Greenland's Glaciers: Waking the Sleeping Giants

Blog entry by Dave | 18 August, 2009 1 comment

Crunch, crunch, crunch, leap crevasse… “oomph”. Crunch, crunch, crunch, run, “hup!”, jump, CRUNCH, “oooof”. It’s one o’clock on a windless morning. I’m walking on Humboldt Glacier in the high Arctic of northwest Greenland, my ears...

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