Far ahead plans

Birdcanyon on Barentsøya

Sometimes it’s nice to look way ahead. Yesterday I received an e-mail from Maarten Loonen, my old supervisor during my study, if I would be interested in joining a Dutch scientific expedition to Edgeøya, Spitsbergen in the summer of 2012. It will be a large expedition with 100 Dutch people to the island of Edgeøya, in south-eastern Spitsbergen. There will be 25 scientists, 25 students, 25 artists and 25 guides, I could qualify for 3 out of those 4 categories (I can’t really be a student anymore…). For now I’m on the list as a photographer, but I’m sure I’ll be guiding a little and helping out with some scientific research as well…. And for myself? I’ll start thinking about a nice scientific theme for a movie… In 16 days with that many top scientists in such a beautiful area there should be something possible… More about this expedition can be found here (in Dutch only, I’m afraid).

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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