This blog tells the story of Fjord (NOT Rudolph!!) - a little reindeer going to Svalbard with 3 scientists to study glaciers. The team will be in Ny Ålesund for three weeks in July and August. To find out where Svalbard is, what research the scientists are doing, how Arctic fieldwork is conducted, and to ask Fjord and the scientists questions, just have a poke around the site!
Fjord and the team will be at Sverdrup Station in Ny Ålesund, Svalbard, an international hub for arctic research at 79°N. The archipelago hosts many other research stations as well - you can read about them here.
Svalbard in about halfway between northern Norway and the North Pole:
It is an archipelago with a rich history of exploration, competition, and cooperation.
In north-west Svalbard, Ny Ålesund is located on the Brøgger Peninsula - a stunning setting of ocean, glaciers, mountains, and wildlife.