Swiss Polar Institute Website Expedition GLACE


Independence Fjord
82°08'N, 28°00'W

Independence Fjord is a large fjord in the eastern part of northern Greenland. It is about 200 km long and up to 30 km wide. The Marie Sophie Glacier and the Academy Glacier have their terminus at the head of the fjord. Ice and weather conditions permitting, a detailed hydrological survey of the fjord system will be conducted. Terrestrial sampling could include (but is not limited to) ice cores, lake sediment cores, lake / snow / ice microbiology, drone surveys, and collection of rare vegetation and microbiological ‘baseline data’. The ice breaker 50 Let Pobedy will likely not be accompanying the AT during this part of the expedition.

Independence Fjord (@ Google Earth, click image for higher resolution)