Longyearbyen, Svalbard

ARCTIC, Day 3: Today in Longyearbyen, Svalbard,
we spoke to Graham Gilbert, Associate Professor in the field of permafrost at the University of Svalbard. “When it comes to thinking about Arctic communities, we are focused on science in the Arctic, on engineering issues, geology, biology and geophysics. One of our experiments measures permafrost 30 metres down into the ground. We send in data loggers with sensors where we measure temperature data four times a day, every day of the year. Sites like this are important because rising ground temperature and changing permafrost contribute to a shifting landscape.”

Photo credits: Fraser Morton, Far Features