Expedition receives approval
The Sysselmann and the Svalbard authorities have given final approval for the planned research of the 2019 ARG Expedition. The programme of research includes five main activities which are studies on plastic pollution, climate change, interstellar geology, terrestrial geology and remote videography by drone.
While expecting the approval, the expedition members have been putting significant efforts and much of their spare time into applications for grants and making approaches to organisations and businesses, to secure the necessary income to fund the 2019 expedition. “Receiving the go ahead from the Sysselmann is brilliant news” commented ARG group leader Ian Frearson “The hard miles have to be put in now to secure the funding and make the necessary preparations for the expedition”.