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East Greenland Fieldwork

Between July 26th and August 19th, Gina Moseley led a research expedition to the Wegener Halvo peninsula of East Greenland. Accompanied by Robbie Shone and Chris Blakeley, their aim was to visit sites that had previously been noted by a geologist as being caves. In exploring the caves, their hope was to find sedimentary deposits that would contain useful palaeoclimate archives for expanding our knowledge of Greenland's past climate in this low-lying coastal area, which is highly susceptible to changes in sea ice. Unfortunately the caves turned out to be shadows or shelters, hence no deposits were collected. In order to make the expedition more climate friendly, the three teamed up with the Top to Top Global Climate expedition, who sailed the research expedition between Iceland and Greenland.