Greenland Expedition II

It’s good to be back in Greenland.

Last year we left Ault our 42 foot research schooner in Sisimiut which is just north of the Arctic Circle. Believe it or not with a population of 6,000 people Sisimiut is the second largest “city” in Greenland. Last year when we left Annapolis we weren’t planning on keeping our boat in the Arctic, but it takes a while to get to northern Greenland and then you have to do the research. By the time we wrapped up our research projects it was too late in the season to sail back south to Annapolis, so we had to find a place to haul out. When we first came to the boatyard in Sisimiut they told us they didn’t have any room to store our boat for the winter on land, they said “come back tomorrow”. When we came back they took a backhoe and used it to destroy an old 50 foot fishing boat, that’s how they made room for our vessel. Visit Ocean Research Project.

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Greenland Expedition II

  • Please Consider Donating

    The Ocean Research Project (ORP) sails for science, education and exploration in order to direct the...

  • Back to Greenland

    June 11, 2016 It’s good to be back in Greenland. Last year we left Ault our...

  • It Never Ends

    June 26, 2016 Boats need attention. If you don’t give them the attention they think they...

  • Into the Ice

    July 4, 2016 It’s important to understand the rate (or speed) that a glacier travels. The...

  • Baffin Bay

    July 16, 2016 We were only planning on being in Upernavik for 24 hours but things...

  • NASA Survey 1

    July 28, 2016 Well, that was interesting. Anytime it blows 50kts when it’s forecasted to blow...

  • NASA Survey 2

    August 12, 2016 The weather has been crazy this year. Normally Northwest Greenland has very little...

  • NASA, Etah, Danish Navy

    August 25, 2016 As I write this my hands are covered in oil and grime. Nikki...

  • Phase 2

    September 17, 2016 Aasiaat is far from a metropolitan city but it feels like one at...

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