By Mikko Lensu and Paula Kankaanpää
Publisher: Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, 2013
Publication is financed by Nordic Council of Ministers
This book is about a research project conducted at 80 N on the island of Nordaustlandet in Svalbard. It tells the story of winding journey to the remote island with the larger picture of polar exploration. The book sheds light on the everyday lif of Arctic field research and a glimpse of the grandeur of Nordaustlanded and it’s ice capes.
The book arose from a passion for science - but also from mutual equality, respect and friendship; from sharing the same visions and experiences. In addition to its scientific findings, the Kinnvika project’s main achievement was to enable a large number of young scientists to experience Arctic research work and realise that it is not only competition for resources, but also a common enterprise to understand and protect this unique environment. The book is also a part of the legacy of the International Polar Year 2007-2009.
Copies of the book can be requested from the Arctic Centre Library