“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 (see short film below) to explore, survey, photograph, and sample caves of Northeast Greenland for the purpose of climate-change research. This much-needed record of past climate change will be the first of its type from caves in Greenland, and will contribute significantly 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 Project is funded with a 1.2 million euro FWF Start Prize from the Austrian Science Fund, which will allow us to return to the Northeast and push the boundaries of cave-based climate research.