Julie Brigham-Grette (UMass, Amherst) sent a note from Ny Alesund, where she and Ross Powell (U N Illinois) lead an NSF-funded research trip for undergraduate students on Norway's Svalbard Archipelago. PolarTREC teacher/team member Peggy McNeal is part of the team; read her updates on the ARCUS PolarTREC website.
We are here in Ny Alesund and occupying a portion of the Marine Laboratory with outstanding assistance from both Kings Bay and Norsk Polar for local logistics for our work on tidewater margins.
We also have a wonderful group of students and appreciate having Peggy McNeal with us as our PolarTREC teacher. The students are setting into their research projects and we are excited about the likely outcomes.
All the best from Ny Alesund where we are getting some snow today!