Welcome to Arctic Daily!

A daily glimpse of my time in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard as Logistics Engineer for the AWIPEV polar research station.

Last balloon for Simon

Last balloon for Simon

Simon, my dear predecessor launching his last balloon. He's launched quite a few in his 15 months here, likely more than one hundred. However in only one week he'll leave and effectively leave me in charge of the logistics here.

Simon lance son dernier ballon, le dernier d'une longe série, sûrement plus de cent dans les 15 derniers mois. Dans tout juste une semaine, il me laissera seul en charge de la logistique, mais en attendant, nous allons manger une tartiflette, toujours parfaitement adaptée aux températures ici !

Breakfast facing the glacier

Breakfast facing the glacier

Solstice

Solstice