May 18 2017

Iceland 2017

The preparations for returning to Iceland for the 5th fieldwork campaign are well underway. There will again be 23 students from the GRS MSc track, supervised by eight staff members: six from TU Delft and two from Iceland. We will be in Iceland for two weeks, from 24 June to 9 July. Once again, this blog will be updated …

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Jul 09 2017

Impressions of Iceland

It was a great two weeks. Unfortunately, though, the fieldwork has now come to an end. Many have already left on their own adventure and heading off to explore the island on their own. The rest are preparing for a departure in the morning. The fieldwork itself was great. Learning through practical experience – working …

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Jul 06 2017

Living with 34 Roomates

Imagine a normal family home with some bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room and put 10 tents in the backyard. That’s basically how we are living with 34 people these two weeks. It may seem a bit crowded, but with some house rules it works out just fine. Between 7.30 and 8, …

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Jul 05 2017

Keeping a Level Head

Do you remember when you were 10 years old and there was a person wearing a reflective vest taking random pictures in your street with a big strange camera? Well it turns out they were not taking pictures; they were busy surveying! In Iceland we get the opportunity to be this person for a week as we …

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Jul 03 2017

The Diamond Circle

Today was dedicated to an excursion along the “Diamond Circle” in an off-road bus, allowing us the chance to relax from a long work week and to explore more of this beautiful country. Our first stop was Dettifoss, Europe’s most powerful waterfall with a flow rate of almost 200 m3s-1. It is truly amazing how …

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Jul 01 2017

Working Hard

It has been a while since the we last showed any sign of life from the land of ice…Fortunately, I can happily say that we are all still out here and making the most out of it! Quite a lot has happened in the meantime. Fieldwork means long days of standing and waiting, but also …

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Jun 29 2017

In the Field

Today was a long, but sunny day in the field for the two fieldwork teams…we can confirm sunburns are still possible in Iceland! The day started early for our team – Bjarnaflag – with Maaike and Manish, who continued with the gravimetry campaign deep into the Hverir geothermal area. Half of the team started in …

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