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A BIT ABOUT ME

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I’m a female Norwegian researcher, nature and expedition guide and climate change impacts communicator with a particular interest and love for our planet's glaciers.

I live in the Northernmost human settlement in the world -  at 78° N in Longyearbyen on Svalbard .

After living on Svalbard just a short while, I quickly started seeing the impacts of climate change in the Arctic with my own eyes.

what i saw was terrifying

I felt an immediate urge to do something.

I decided to study glaciers on Svalbard
and how they change over time relative to their environment.

and i brought my camera with me

Tellbreen 2023
Nordenskiold with Florian
Hardangervidda ekspedisjon 2021
Mittag Leffler breen 2022

I am half and half  -

half (mad) scientist, half nature guide

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Through my studies in Svalbard, I got experienced with field work out in the harsh cold Arctic. Hours and days spent outside studying and getting data, sometimes in minus 40 celsius, sometimes in company of a polar bear.

I loved it. So much that I became a nature guide alongside my studies and got to spend even more time outside!

Today, I am an experienced nature guide and a senior expedition Polar Tourism Guide Association guide.

In the boreal winter/ spring, I work as a snowmobile and skiing guide in Svalbard. In the boreal summers, I work as a lecturer on glaciers and climate change impacts in the Arctic and expedition guide, expedition leader and small- boat driver, where I operate from expedition cruise ships.

 

When the dark season sets in in the Arctic - I work in Antarctica as an expedition guide in the austral summer.

I also work as a lecturer on glaciers and climate change impacts in Antarctica, oversee glacier and crevasse safety for the routes we set and I drive a small- boat here as well.

 

I call it my penguin office.

Through my work as a nature and expediton guide - I do science and communicate climate change impacts related to glaciers, snow and ice to hundreds of polar travellers every year.

i strive to envoke a strong connection between humans and the frozen world.

to understand nature -
you have to be in nature

A specific education provides a meticulous insight to your subject and is in credibly valuable. However, to really understand the frozen world, I believe you have to spend a lot of time immersed in it. Explore every nook and cranny, crawl into the frozen glacier caves, scramble up the newly revealed enormous crevasse squeezed ridges. Study the glacier ice up close with your own eyes and see the changes between between the weeks, months and years - preferably all the while collecting data to quantitatively analyse the changes you see and document the changes for the world to see with you

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