15 projects, one expedition
GLACE is composed of 15 different, synergistic research projects, bringing together scientists from a wide range of disciplines and from around the globe. Research questions will target the physics, chemistry and biology of sea-ice, glaciers, lake sediments, terrestrial ecosystems, the ocean, and the sea floor.
Swiss polar science has a strong standing on the expedition, as six of the research projects are led by scientists from Swiss research institutions.
For this first full circumnavigation of Greenland, the 44 selected scientists will have helicopters and zodiacs at their disposal as well as different laboratories both on the ship and in dedicated laboratory containers. This will allow them to work around the clock and conduct real time experiments in addition to collecting and storing unique samples and data. The scientists on board the expedition will benefit from a large support team composed of mountain guides, zodiac and helicopter pilots, lab assistants and technicians as well as a management team with wide range of competences.