Updated: Aug 23
Things are now coming together well for the next ARG expedition to Svalbard. Covid allowing, this will be centred on Recherchefjorden in southern Spitsbergen – an area that offers major glaciers, fjords, mountains, archaeology and wildlife in abundance.
Over the last few weeks we have:
Received approval from the Sysselmann (the governor of the islands) for our main project – beach plastic clean-up and studies
Had multiple applications from people who would like to join the expedition.
Finished our joint application with three Norwegian research bodies for a major grant.
Purchased new survival suits for use in the boat which we have been loaned for the duration of the expedition.
We’re looking forward to adding more of the pieces of the jigsaw soon