The passive igloo provides logistical support, a base camp
and floating laboratory for researchers motivated by an interest
in research in the Arctic regions, whether for scientific
stays in otherwise inaccessible places, navigation or during
the the winter, when the boat is caught in the ice.
Visit of otherwise unreachable places, ideal logistical support
for Arctic research (photo Alain Berthoud)
An inventory of scientific projects carried out since 2015
is now available on this page ...
Wintercamp in Fjordcamp
(October 29, 2018)
The season is coming to an end.
After a short autumn cruise, Nanuq has arrived in her winter
camp in the dazzling Vesteralen, not far from the Lofoten
Islands. The first ice covers the fjords, the sky is clear
and while the low sun still warms at noon, the nights are
crisp with temperatures close to -10 °C.
Moonrise in Vesteralen (photo Peter Gallinelli)
We are warmly welcomed in Fjordcamp
where our place is reserved to spend the winter. The site
is well organized with cozy cottages and hot showers. The
reception is very warm. We are surprised to see no visitors
in this fantastic season of colors and change.
Fjordcamp seen from the hill above the fjord
(photo Peter Gallinelli)
After five days of setteled weather and sunshine, it is snowing.
Nanuq is waiting for the adventures and projects to come.
She is counting on you!
Nanuq ready for winter in fjordcamp.no (photo
Nanuq is waiting for next seasons projects to come. If you
would like to join the adventure, get invoved > contact.
find out more...
Keep in touch, Peter
The passive igloo,
explications (October 08, 2018)
Images: Peter Gallinelli, Kalle Schmidt, Dorothée
Adam Réalisation: Dorothée Adam
Back from the Arctic expedition, the opportunity was given
to share the observations made on Nanuq at the edge of the
Arctic ice shelf and to raise awareness of a major environmental
issue. During a week dedicated to sustainable development,
a student workshop focused on microplastics. Below an installation
made by the students from waste collected during an observation
and cleaning campaign on the banks of the Rhone: the problem
has no borders!
Photo Peter Gallinelli
Nanuq en route, expedition
2018 (August 20, 2018)
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