Expeditions

In a world where Man has set foot to the three poles, has marched deep into the most remote tropical forests and where satellites scan every corner of the Earth, the term “scientific exploration” has to be redefined. The dramatic meltdown of the glaciers exposes fresh and virtually lifeless terrain that makes up a new terra incognita of scientific research, which is the target of Vanishing Glaciers expeditions. Travelling across five continents in mountain chains that host glaciers ranging from tropical to subpolar, we put considerable physical and mental effort to bring back to the lab water and sediment samples that will be later used to decode the biogeochemical and genetic signatures of the microbes inhabiting some of coldest environments of our planet.

New Zealand

January – March 2019

20 Glaciers Sampled

Expedition chronicle: A TASTE OF THE POSSIBLE

Greenland

July – August 2019

10 Glaciers Sampled

Expedition chronicle: ARCTIC HEAT

Caucasus

September – October 2019

19 Glaciers Sampled

Expedition chronicle: LIQUID SUNSHINE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF PROMETHEUS

Ecuador

January – March 2020

15 Glaciers Sampled

Expedition chronicle: ON THE TROPICAL ICY ISLANDS OF ECUADOR

Alps

June – October 2020

27 Glaciers Sampled

Expedition chronicle: THE CENTENNIAL ICE KISS

Norway

August 2020

10 Glaciers Sampled

Expedition chronicle: THE CENTENNIAL ICE KISS

Nepal

March – May 2021

17 Glaciers Sampled

Expedition chronicle: WHEN HOURS TURN TO DAYS

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