Field Notes: The Polar Field Services Newsletter

While We’re At Home, They’re On Ice

Even though we’re constantly aware of the science we support (often from our desks and cubicles thousands of miles away from the Arctic), it’s always eye-opening to see our teams in action. While we’re down here in the lower 48 filling up our gas tanks, running to the grocery store, taking the kids to the pool, and more, an intrepid cadre of men and women are living an entirely different lifestyle up north. Some of us get the opportunity to join them. Some are just “armchair travelers.” But all of us can agree that the photos they send back certainly make us smile and inspire at least a little bit of wanderlust. (All photos, courtesy Robin Davies).

Into the blue; an endless expanse in Greenland during the spring 2010 Greenland Inland Traverse (GrIT).

Who needs a four-star restaurant when you have a mobile kitchen on the ice, a premade lasagna, and a hungry crew? That's Willow Fitzgerald and Robin Davies pausing for dinner, spring 2010 GrIT.


Civilization! The Greenland Inland Traverse arrives at Greenland's Summit Camp. At elevation 3,200 meters, the research outpost (funded by the National Science Foundation) sits surrounded by a frozen wilderness.

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