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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Jun 26 2017

Planning

It seems that the weather can also be really good in Iceland…This morning after breakfast we could walk to the school in our t-shirts! Today it was all about making a plan for the fieldwork for the next weeks. Over the next two weeks, we are responsible for many different measurement techniques: levelling, gravimetry, INSAR, …

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Jun 26 2017

Kick-off!

As the official start of the fieldwork was this morning, most people had already arrived in Reykjahlid by Saturday. After setting up the tents, it was time for a great BBQ! And since we are in Iceland, some big parts of salmon couldn’t be left out. Although the fieldwork didn’t start officially yet, this was …

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Jun 24 2017

The Road to Iceland

Not everyone is travelling to Iceland by air. See below for a summary of the trip Bibi and Thijs took to Rekjalid by car.   Although the fieldwork doesn’t start until this Sunday, we have been traveling since last Sunday evening. This is because we wanted to try something new by going to Iceland with our …

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Jun 23 2017

Iceland: here we come!

This weekend marks the start of the fieldwork campaign. Staff and some students leave today, while the rest of the students are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The first day will consist of setting up our “base camp” in Reykjahlíð and unpacking and prepping the instruments. Sunday is the official kick-off of the two student projects …

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May 30 2017

Stayin’ Alive!

Last night the staff and some of the students received first aid training ahead of our trip to Iceland at the end of the month. The training focused on preparing us for any accidents that may occur while out in the field, and how to ensure survival of a patient before professional help can arrive. …

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