Peter Gallinelli : mission manager

Architect, environmental expert, lecturer and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences in Geneva on the one hand, adventurer, skipper and naval architect on the other, the passive igloo project is a convergence of his scientific activities and his passion for the Arctic.

Peter is the author of the passive igloo and expedition leader.

Contact : please use the contact page


Frédéric Gillet : scientific coordinator

Environmental engineer and project leader in the fields of water and energy on the one hand, passionate about mountaineering and wide spaces, the passive igloo project is an opportunity to link his scientific interests with his passion for voyage and great natural spaces.

Frédéric is in charge of the scientific coordination of the expedition.

Contact : frederic.gillet [@]


Dolores Gonzalez : land Logistics

Reto Camponovo : technical advisor

Haude Morel : communications

Friends and supporters :

Remy, Colette, Rob, Lisa, Mathilde, Dolores, Haude, Reto, Peter, Flavio, Christophe, Christine, Kalle, Pascal, Patrick, Dimitri, Miguel, Stéphane, Ivan, David, Hans, Jakob, Barbara, Perle, Cora, Jean-Guillaume, Melvin, Jonas, Clementine, Sylvie, Bernard, Estelle, Valentine, Valérie, Miranda and numerous members from YCC... and Eric & France from the Vagabond.


Kalle Schmidt : 2015 project partner

Passionate about adventure, but also drawing and photography, the passive igloo project is part of a sabbatical year before his studies in pedagogy.



The organization of the expedition is provided by a non-profit association 'aCAPela' which has its headquarters in Geneva.


haude morel & peter.gallinelli June 2017