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Swiss Camp, Greenland


Position:
69°33’N, 49°20’W, Elevation 970 meters

Datemark:
May 2006

Mission:
Join scientists at research sites to collect multimedia material on the fate of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Under Auspices of:
National Science Foundation; Whole Systems Foundation National Geographic; WBUR-Boston

Transport:
Commercial air to Ilulissat through Copenhagen and Kangerlussauq, Greenland; helicopter charter to Swiss Camp

Results:
Radio documentary, podcast, reporter interviews

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. In 2006 I spent a week at Swiss Camp, a base on the Ice Sheet, and at Ilulissat, the nearest Inuit village.