Jul 02 2016

Hello strákar og stelpur

The last few days were not so different as described in the Processing! Processing! Processing! Blog since we only continued with Processing! Processing! and more Processing!  This sounds kind of boring and it is. But we’ll do our best to make this blog as interesting as possible using some ‘did you know that’s. For example …

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Jun 29 2016

Processing! Processing! Processing!

The title says it all. The weather today was not great; lots of clouds, quite some rain, lower temperatures… so processing was the nicest thing to do today. When people talk about fieldwork they think about doing some nice measurements with nice views, hiking on perfect trails in perfect weather, and eventually come home greatly …

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Jun 27 2016

Time for a break

Sunday 26th of June, in Reykjahlid, Iceland. Far from the crowded continent, far from the news, far from the Euro football championship and far from the cheap beers, some TU Delft students decided to take a break from their fieldwork. After a couple of hours of sleep and a nice breakfast, a decommissioned military truck …

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Jun 27 2016

Dear ama and apa

Today was our 7th day at Reykjahlid, and the halfway point of our fieldwork. It was a very important day because each group, group Krafla and group Bjarnaflag, had their mid-term review presentations. It took us a few days to get used to planning and executing fieldwork, but by now everyone has found their rhythm …

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Jun 25 2016

A labour intensive day

Friday 24th of June, Brexit, Dutch hailstorms or any other world news and maybe more important, for us at least, another field day had begun. The day started off a little cloudy/misty, nevertheless the temperature was really decent, and the forecasts for the rest of the day were even better. We are enjoying the Icelandic …

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Jun 25 2016

A song of Ice and Fire

The order of the blog dictates me to follow a timeline sequence but, well, I do not enjoy a clockwork life. So, I’d like to talk a bit about life at 66 Degrees North. Iceland is unreal, it spits out snow and fire at the same time. The views are alluring and I can honestly …

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Jun 22 2016

Dear mum and dad,

The past 48 hours were really nervous. Sunday and Monday we had to make a watertight planning for our projects. After lots of input and even more changes we finished the planning. That’s also the reason why there was no blog the last 2 days. Yesterday morning everyone knew what to do and most of …

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Jun 19 2016

Colourful Iceland

Dear viewers and readers of this blog. Yesterday, everyone made it to the fieldwork camp and in the evening we had a tasty BBQ. After the first night sleeping in tents the fieldwork started with a kickoff today. First the staff gave us some lectures about what is expected from us. In summary we have …

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Jun 09 2016

Iceland, here we come again…

We are looking very much forward to the 4th edition of our fieldwork campaign. This year we will set up our camp in Reykjahlid with 23 students and 7 staff members from Delft, plus 3 staff members from Iceland.

Jul 07 2015

Last days impressions

Busy last days in Iceland. So that is the reason why the pictures appear to late, after our return from the field work. They show that we have been working all really hard the last days. If no matter if we were processing data, grading students, or partying after the final presentation. But there was …

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Jul 02 2015

Back to work

Everybody knows Mondays can be exhausting and especially after our wonderful and interesting excursion of Sunday, it was hard to return to the office. Luckily for us it isn’t like the “normal” working locations, as we enjoy the lava fields and the smell of Sulphur. Some of us went to the field to finish some …

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Jun 29 2015

Gast! Check die zieke wolk! 

With the GRS field work in Iceland well underway, we see clear changes in the hearts and minds of our students. At first, the overwhelming majesty of Iceland’s landscape never fails to produce shocks of awe for both first-timers and returning veterans. And, by Thor, it is not easy to fall asleep untroubled, in the …

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Jun 29 2015

Day 8: From home-made waffles to Hákarl

Regardless of all the silent threats on the shark stick, received from the front line of the Greek Guerrilla Group (Chara), it survived the night. To create more awareness of the beneficial effects of the shark stick a morning session was needed in front of every tent so everybody could wake up in peace. Since …

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Jun 28 2015

Day 7: Independence day

Hello all! We’re back with this amazing report of Saturday June 27th. We’ll get you up to speed about mid-term presentations, peer reviews, shark sticks and natural baths. In the morning everyone rushed to the school to prepare for the mid-term presentations. This presentation is the opportunity to show what you have done as team …

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Jun 27 2015

Day 6: Actions speak louder than words

Dear fans and followers, Under the motto “The early bird gets the worm” the day started early in the morning (7.00), and many people gathered at breakfast filled with good hope to do some levelling, triangulation, gravimetry and GPS redeployment. However, during the night wind speed had increased which could disturb our planning and measurements. …

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Jun 26 2015

Day 5: And it’s been a long day…

Dear fans and followers, First of all we have to apologize for those who are hooked on to our blog and were eagerly expecting our update, but we decided to work it in the evening and forgot the sun never goes down her! However late is better than never and the wait is going to …

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Jun 24 2015

Day 3: We’re Out ‘in the Field’ Alas!

Hey guys (Hey Quintus)! The students were thrilled this morning awaking to a beautiful sunny day and some ‘solid’ plans for data collection. The kitchen quickly filled earlier than usual in eager anticipation of the busy schedules ahead. Lunch bags were filled with cheese, Icelandic mystery meat, and butter sandwiches (and peanut butter and jelly …

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Jun 23 2015

So what are we doing?

Even though the project officially started yesterday with the kick-off meeting, today was the first real day of work. We stopped being tourists and we were eager to begin! Ironically, during the first day of fieldwork, we did not actually go into the field. Today was a day of preparation and planning. But first, let …

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Jun 22 2015

Dear fans

It’s an honour to present to you our first experiences in Iceland from a student perspective. Let this story be an inspiration for future travels and sooth the minds of people left home alone 😉   This adventure started when yesterday (Saturday) students arrived in small flocks of around 3 people at what we’ll refer …

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Jun 21 2015

Cold air during the night

First night in the tends, first cold night. The weather conditions during the day were perfect, sunny almost now clouds and nice few. But in the evening it changed quit rapidly. First only the wind was cold. And during the next 2 hours clouds moved in as well. Thos were approaching from the west and …

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Jun 20 2015

GRS field work kick-off 2015

2015 GRS -Our third field work in Iceland  ! We landed yesterday in Iceland. After a second flight to Akureyri and another 1.5h dirve we arrived here in Reykjahild and started the initial preparations for the upcoming field work for the next two weeks. So cutting the grass, setting up tents for the students, and …

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May 04 2014

Welcome message

Welcome to the weblog dedicated to the fieldwork in Iceland which is organised in the frame of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing master of the GRS department at CITG. Within these pages, you will be able to find:

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Jul 02 2014

Stormy night

Ramon and Herman arrived yesterday bringing with them a nice stormy weather. Doors were shut by the wind, clothes flew off the laundry lines (read our tent supporting ropes), and the only thing that would keep the doors from banging against the wall repeatedly were the heavy leaden weights used in leveling as intermediate points. …

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Jul 01 2014

Rammin’ Our Way Through…

With 3 days left to delivering the final product, teams Eyjafjallajökull and Öræfajökull are on full throttle – with last minute GPS pickups, Weather Station pickups and all that processing! Students have begun to realize their goals through collective thinking and extensive collaboration, both within and between the teams. It is exciting to note the …

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Jun 30 2014

Beep…

Today was again a day of measurements and data processing. Going into the second week some of the campaigns are already nearing completion, while others go as slowly as ever. It appears that the teams have had quite some luck in the first week, looking at the change in weather. A little bit of sunlight …

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Jun 30 2014

finally some time off!

By the end of a freezing cold gravity campaign we sat on the ground near a snowy path while waiting to be picked up. Just a few minutes afterwards, we realized that our bums were getting nicely warmed up by the natural heat coming from the mountain! In fact almost every day we go to …

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Jun 28 2014

Half way

Today was a very special day. It was the day of our midterm review. This meant that we had to present our current results so far and also discuss our plans for the rest of the week. This resulted in a logistic nightmare, because groups had counted on being able to go to the field …

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Jun 27 2014

♪Every day I’m shovelling♪

Remember that feeling, that when you first walk into something new and great and get blown away by it? Then after quite some close inspection of this grand something, it loses it splendour and just looks like an ordinary back garden? Well, this is not that day. For many of us this is already the …

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