Visiting NEEM

Through Ed Stockard's Viewfinder Ed recently visited the deep ice core drilling camp, NEEM, out on the Greenland ice sheet, flying there with a group of media invited by the Air National Guard. Take a look.

EdNEEMJournalistsonSnowies
EdNEEMJournalistsonSnowies

The group toured the ice coring facility, two underground rooms with a tunnel between them.

EdNEEMJournalistsinDrillTrench
EdNEEMJournalistsinDrillTrench

Three stories high, filled with comfortable furniture and ambient light (sometimes a little too much ambient light, per the

NEEM Web site

!), the NEEM dome houses the dining facility, lounging areas and computer work stations, even a few bunk beds for nappers. The top floor aerie is the home of the NEEM camp leader, who makes weather observations and communicates with the outside world while keeping an eye on the place from the perch.

RobbieNEEM21June
RobbieNEEM21June

Inside the dome, the kitchen is a warm haven. A talented chef is an object of great affection at a field camp like NEEM, as Sarah Harvey, pictured below in the NEEM kitchen, can tell you.

EdNEEMSarahHarveyKitchen
EdNEEMSarahHarveyKitchen