“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein
During the summer of 2015, a highly-motivated 5-person team visited the Arctic Circle to explore, survey, photograph, and sample caves of Northeast Greenland for the purpose of climate-change research. The much-needed record of past climate change produced from this expedition was the first of its type from caves in Greenland, and contributed to our understanding of long-term climate change in Greenland and the Arctic by covering a time period that is out-of-range of the Greenland ice cores. In 2018, we extended to a new area on the coast of East Greenland with the Top to Top Global Climate Expedition, where our primary goal was to explore new cave sites. Starting in 2019, the Greenland Caves Project is funded with a 1.2 million euro FWF Start Prize from the Austrian Science Fund. In July, 2019, we returned to Northeast Greenland with an interdisciplinary team of palaeoclimatologists, geologists, glaciologists, and a geo-microbiologist. The expedition was extremely successful, with many new caves being discovered and explored, as well as many new samples being collected for palaeoclimate research. To see a short documentary of the 2019 expedition, filmed by Robbie Shone and edited by Coral and Oak Productions, please see below.