Arriving in a Blizzard

After a stint across Scandinavia I made it to Tromsø! Only one flight missed for me but I fear that for our Canadian contingent of young scientists the journey is proving a little longer… I’ll leave that story for them to tell!

Last night most of us met for the first time and shared some pizzas while we chatted about our Arctic specialities whether they be geopolitical, biological or somewhere in between.


Today was the city of Tromsø’s first glimpse of the sun over the horizon and it made for a beautiful sunrise and sunset – the fastest I’ve ever seen. Most of us are now working hard at last minute preparations and are excited (and a little nervous!) for the official start of the workshop tonight and the conference tomorrow.

The sun is back in Tromsø

The sun is back in Tromsø

(Text and pictures by Clare Webster, YSF 2013 participant)

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