Gina presents to the staff and air cadets of 2152DF Air Training Corps squadron

It’s been a busy 6 weeks since we returned from our expedition in Greenland. Robbie’s mosquito bite scars have nearly healed and he has been promoting the project through our various social media channels (see links to the right). Thanks to his great photos, our followers on Instagram have now increased to over 18,000! Last weekend Gina gave two presentations about the expedition: the first to cavers at Hidden Earth, the UK’s annual caving conference, and then the second to cadets aged 13-20 at 2152DF Air Training Corps squadron. Both experiences were really positive, and whilst the cadets may have learned how to make their rucksacks lighter for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, they didn’t think much to the freeze dried food!

Gina introduces the cavers at Hidden Earth, the UK’s annual caving conference, to the expedition and the wider aims of the project.

GreenlandCaves_2015_RM_RobbieShone0527We have also started receiving preliminary results from our project partners. The Quaternary Research Group at the University of Innsbruck have analysed the oxygen and carbon signal for each of the samples, whilst the University of Minnesota have run pilot samples for dating. Initial results look very promising, and we will now move to high resolution studies.

SAVE THE DATE: 17th February, 2015. As recipient of the Wilderness Award, Gina will be giving a lecture in Bristol, UK at 7.30 pm in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre, University of Bristol. Further details here.