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Ilulissat, Greenland


Position:
69°12'N 51°7'W


Datemark:
May 2006


Mission:
Record the sound of Greenland Ice Sheet breaking off (calving); depart by helicopter to Swiss Camp on the ice sheet

Under Auspices of:
Whole Systems Foundation; National Geographic

Transport:
Commercial Air (via Copenhagen and Kangerlussauq)

Results:
Radio features; documentary

SYPNOPSIS
The Greenland Ice Sheet is a massive glacier two miles thick. Sea level would rise dramatically worldwide if it melted, making its future of great concern. I traveled to Ilulissat, an Inuit village in the middle of Greenland’s west coast, and chartered a boat to the Eqi glacier to record the sound of ice breaking off the ice sheet. I left Ilulissat by helicopter on an expedition to Swiss Camp a research base on the ice sheet itself.