22/09/2015 Narsarsuaq, Greenland 2015
Today marks the start of the Project Pressure expedition to Greenland with Mariele Neudecker and Klaus Thymann, who will collaborate on a project to detail the glaciers surrounding Narsarsuaq in Southwest Greenland. The team will stay in the field near Kiagtut glacier, before heading to Eqalorutsit glacier – camping near viewpoints that will provide extraordinary views of the glaciers.
At each location precise GPS data will be recorded. This will enable future comparisons of the same glaciers to be easily recreated and mapped digitally, allowing glacial fluctuations to be observed. It is recognised that as glaciers and ice caps melt under the strain of climate change it will have disastrous effects on the oceans, thus the importance of monitoring tidewater glaciers such as the ones on this trip.
This expedition has been made possible with a grant from The Lighthouse Foundation.
04/09/2015 Project Pressure on Maptia
Northern Iran plays host to some of the most remote and unexpected glaciers in the world. On one of Project Pressure’s most intrepid expeditions to date, we took a journey deep into the arid mountains of Iran to document the vital glaciers of this beautiful yet forbidding land, before it is too late. Read about it on Maptia and see more images.
13/08/2015 Greenland 2015The expedition to South Greenland is set for September this year. We will be sending off charity director Klaus Thymann and UK based artist Mariele Neudecker to document the glaciers surrounding Narsarsuaq. If you have any archival imagery of this area do not hesitate to get in touch. For up to date news and developments sign up to the newsletter.
15/07/2015 Lewis Glacier at Les Recontres d’Arles
Simon Norfolk’s award winning photographs of Lewis Glacier, Mount Kenya, have been featured at one of the most prolific photography festivals, Les Recontre d’Arles, France. The series, When I am Laid In Earth, was produced in conjunction with Project Pressure and will become part of its artistic archive. It was selected by curators to feature as part of a fringe exhibition and has continued to capture the imaginations of individuals and encourage further awareness of climate change. A newspaper produced for the show, that charts the different aspects of Project Pressure and When I am Laid in Earth, is available as a free download here.
02/06/2015 Your Chance to Visit Greenland
For the first time this summer Citizen Science are offering individuals the chance to join climate biologist Astrid M Z Bonde PhD on a glacier and wildlife monitoring trip to Greenland. The journey will bridge research and tourism to motivate an interest in the artic and broaden the access of scientific observation that will in turn benefit climate change and biodiversity research.
This trip will provide the opportunity to journey across Western Greenland, from the tundras in Kangerlussuaq to the ice sheets near Disko bay. One aspect of this expedition is to gather pictures of the natural environment to input into apps and databases. This enables Citizen Science to contribute to ongoing research within the field, as well as existing projects, including Project Pressure, that will then be available for both scientists and the public to use.
So why not create your own adventure whilst contributing photographs to Project Pressure’s archive. There are still a few places available on this tour and you can read more here. Quoting Project-pressure.org at point of purchase will get you a discount of 500 DKK (£50) too!