The Bjerknes Centre is a collaboration on climate research, between the University of Bergen, Uni Research, the Institute of Marine Research, Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre.

Professor Kerim Nisancioglu @nissenjo at the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research are heading the Bjerknes scientists at EastGrip. Follow him on Instagram for daily updates from the ice out June. 

Follow the sciencists on top of the Greenland ice sheet

The EastGrip research station is located high on top of Greenland. This year web access lets you follow the research on a daily basis. 

2720 meter above sea level, north east on the Greenland ice sheet, is the location for the East Greenland Ice-Core Project, EastGrip. During summer season - from April through september, scientists will be here drilling ice cores from deep within the Greenland ice sheet. 

Last year the NewYorker visited the EastGrip Station - read the report here: Greenland is melting

Den nordøstlige istrømmen på Grønland. Foto fra NASA
Den nordøstlige isstrømmen på Grønland, foto fra NASA


The North East Greenland Ice Stream is a fast moving ice streams, during the project, the researchers aim "to gain new and fundamental information on ice stream dynamics from the project, thereby improving the understanding of how ice streams will contribute to future sea-level change", according to the EastGripsite. 

Many of the Bjerknes scientists in the ice2ice-project will be stationed on the ice through summer. The drilled cores will provide a new record of past climatic conditions from the northeastern part of the Greenland Ice Sheet which will be analysed at numerous laboratories worldwide, they write in their ice2ice-blog


Follow the tag #eastgrip   for daily updates from the ice. 

The East Greenland Ice-core Project – EastGRIP – aims to retrieve an ice core by drilling through the Northeast Greenland Ice Stream (NEGIS). Ice streams are responsible for draining a significant fraction of the ice from the Greenland Ice Sheet. To protect the ice cores from the weather environment, a tunnell system are digged into the ice: (All photos: East Greenland Ice-core Project, EastGrip)  

Snøfresere graver ut dype groper som skal bli tunneller.
Snowblower cutting trenches at full speed. 
Ballonger, luftekanaler og kabler er på plass
Ventilation tubes are in place, balloons is inflated. 
ballonger blir dekket av snø for å fryse til tunnelltak
The balloons are slowly covered with blown snow which hardens to form the roofs. 
ishall i Grønlandsisen
A look from where the drill trench meets the tunnel connecting the drill trench with the ice core storage. All photos: EastGrip














On the EastGrip resarch and building the camp:  video 2016

An overview of the camp


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