Scientific Project

Beyond the sport challenge, the two adventurers collaborate with scientists for climate research :

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ROYAL OBSERVATORY OF BELGIUM

The ROB will be able to calibrate ice sheet elevation models and satellites data in Greenland by placing a Septentrio GNSS receiver on the adventurers' pulkas during their traverse of the inlandsis.

FREE UNIVERSITY OF BRUSSELS

The ULB wants to study the dust contribution to algae growth and extension on the Greenland Ice Sheet and its accelerated melting by collecting snow and cryoconite samples. Furthermore, scientists will assess the impact of microplastics on remote seawater along the Greenland east coast.

UNIVERSITY OF LIÈGE

The ULg and GEUS plan to validate current modelled surface mass balance estimates by performing snow pits measurements of winter snowfall accumulation over the Greenland Ice Sheet.