And we’re off!
2014 IAMER Arctic Expedition to Embark October 4th
LONGYEARBYEN, SVALBARD (22:00 local time) — After a brief diversion to Tromsø, Norway due to poor visibility above Longyearbyen during the initial landing, the 2014 IAMER Arctic Expedition is set to embark at 13:00 local time aboard the Antigua.
Conditions in Longyearbyen today have been pleasant, with clear skies and fair temperatures. Our single-person research team has completed all necessary resource acquisition and testing prior to the mission. As they say in early 21st century American vernacular, “all systems go.”
Please note that there will be no new updates to this blog until the end of the expedition due to limited network connectivity. You may, however, track the ship’s position here during the expedition. Ongoing coverage of the expedition will be published retroactively after the mission is complete.