The majority of the following photos are courtesy of Nick Cobbing, taken during the 2009 field season
at Petermann Glacier, and are NOT available for download or reuse without prior permission.

Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
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GPS base station next to Petermann Glacier. Credit: Alun Hubbard
At Qaanaaq - the last town before Petermann Glacier. Credit: Alun Hubbard
At Qaanaaq - the last town before Petermann Glacier. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Setting up a time-lapse camera above the Petermann Glacier. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Polar bear on the sea ice. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Polar bear on the sea ice. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Alun Hubbard on the front of the Humboldt Glacier. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Sailing through sea ice. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Alun Hubbard on board the Arctic Sunrise. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Meltwater lake on the glacier surface. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Hopping between icebergs. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Alun installing a GPS receiver. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Alun installing a GPS receiver. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Alun installing a GPS receiver. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
The calving front of Humboldt Glacier. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Icebergs in Nares Strait. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Richard Bates kayaking on Petermann Glacier. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Pools on Petermann Glacier. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Scientists at work. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Cryoconite holes. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Alun drilling a hole for the GPS receiver. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Richard Bates. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Jason Box setting up a time-lapse camera over Petermann Glacier. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Time-lapse cameras over Petermann Glacier. Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace
Credit: Nick Cobbing / Greenpeace

A chilled-out time-lapse showing the front of Humboldt Glacier, Nares Strait. [16m14s; 77mb]

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Andy Sole (Edinburgh University) examining dye-tracing results at the edge of the ice sheet. Credit: Sam Doyle
Surface meltwater draining into a gigantic moulin. Credit: Sam Doyle
Entrance to a moulin where surface water plunges to the base of the ice sheet. Credit: Sam Doyle
Approaching the ice camp by helicopter. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Installing an automatic weather station on the ice sheet. Credit: Dirk van As
Vivid sunset over the ice sheet.  Credit: Dirk van As
Meltwater ponding on the surface of the ice sheet. Credit: Dirk van As
Ice-dammed lake on the edge of the ice sheet. Credit: Sam Doyle
Weather station on the Russell Glacier.  Credit: Dirk van As
Detonating explosives for an active seismic survey. Credit: Sam Doyle
Sunset over the ice camp. Credit: Henry Patton
Mark Neal using a laser scanner to image the terminus of the Russell Glacier Credit: Colin Souness
Alun and Sam resting in-between filming with the BBC's Frozen Planet team. Credit: Henry Patton
Faulting on the ice-sheet surface, thrusting up blocks of ice. Credit: Sam Doyle
Crevassing at the terminus of an outlet glacier of the ice sheet. Credit: Sam Doyle
Helicopters are vital for transporting people and equipment around the ice sheet. Credit: Sam Doyle
Skidoos used to transport kit around the ice, and also carry out ice-penetrating radar surveys. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Square ice structures on the Russell Glacier. Credit: Colin Souness
The aurora borealis. Credit: Colin Souness
Braided network of supraglacial channels on the ice-sheet surface. Credit: Colin Souness
Margin of Russell Glacier. Credit: Sam Doyle

[LEFT] Compilation footage of a moulin near camp [5.6mb; 56s] Credit: Sam Doyle.
[RIGHT] Arriving at ice camp by helicopter [12.2mb; 1m49s] Credit: Alun Hubbard

Margin of the ice sheet with Alun for scale. Credit: Nick Cobbing
Operations on the ice sheet were supported by helicopters provided by the Arctic Research Support company. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Tent at ice camp. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Flying radar equipment on to Russell Glacier. Credit: Katrin Lindbäck
Inside the mess tent. Credit: Katrin Lindbäck
Radar survey in progress. Credit: Katrin Lindbäck
Digging out equipment stored on the ice over the winter. Credit: Katrin Lindbäck
Credit: Katrin Lindbäck
A supraglacial stream next to camp that eventually flows towards a moulin ~2 km away. Credit: Henry Patton
Meander on a supraglacial channel (person for scale) Credit: Henry Patton

[LEFT] Examining the monster moulin on Russell Glacier [6.5mb; 1m09s] Credit: Alun Hubbard
[RIGHT] The effects of surface ablation over the course of 2 1/2 months. By the start of August the support for the camera has started to melt out. [1.6mb; 6s]. Credit: Dirk van As, GEUS.

Henry Patton abseiling into a moulin formed during a rapid lake-drainage event. Credit: Sam Doyle
Meltwater discharge from the Russell Glacier catchment. Credit: Sam Doyle
An outlet glacier draining the western edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Credit: Sam Doyle
Alun taking a time-out. Credit: Tim Hall
Monster moulin on Russell Glacier, much larger than the helicopter. Credit: Alun Hubbard
The shaft of a huge moulin. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Lakes on the surface before their rapid drainage to the bed of the ice sheet. Credit: Sam Doyle
A cryoconite hole. Credit: Sam Doyle
Filming for the BBC's Frozen Planet. Credit: Sam Doyle
Alun prior to abseiling into a moulin. Credit: Sam Doyle
Alun using a hovercraft to navigate surface streamways. Credit: Sam Doyle
Credit: Sam Doyle

[LEFT] Pitching tents at ice camp [2.5mb; 10s] Credit: Sam Doyle
[RIGHT] Aerial footage of the surface lakes and moulins studied on Russell Glacier [10.3mb; 1m22s] Credit: Jason Box

Camp at sunrise Credit: Alun Hubbard
Sledging to Sissimut Credit: Alun Hubbard
Sam using a hovercraft to navigate surface streams. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Surface lake formed during the summer melt season. It is roughly 6 km wide Credit: Malin Johansson
Drilling into the ice below a lake.
Dye-tracing water entering a moulin on the Russell glacier. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Basic facilities on the ice sheet. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Christian refuelling the skidoos. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Air Greenland Twingo used to fly in provisions onto the ice. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Dropping a sling load off on to the ice sheet. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Camping by the GPS. Credit: Alun Hubbard
The Flying Fish hovercraft - quick and safe transport across the ice and lakes. Credit: Alun Hubbard


[LEFT] Landscapes of Russell Glacier by helicopter [21.2mb; 2m56s] Credit: Jason Box
[RIGHT] Hovercraft on the ice sheet [7.6mb; 1m17s] Credit: Sam Doyle

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SV Gambo (2nd left) moored in Uummannaq prior to sailing to Rink Glacier, August 2010. Credit: Henry Patton
Camping on the shore of Rink fjord. Research in the area was supported by a helicopter. Credit: Henry Patton
Uummannaq town. Credit: Henry Patton
An iceberg calved off from one of the ice-sheet's outlet glaciers.  Credit: Dirk van As
SV Gambo at the Rink Glacier terminus. Credit: Henry Patton
Gambo in front of Lille Glacier at sunset. Credit: Tom Blanchard
Iceberg off west Greenland. Credit: Sean Mackay
Gambo surround by ice in front of Store Glacier. Credit: Alun Hubbard
The terminus of Lille Glacier. Credit: Tom Blanchard
Store Glacier terminus with helicopter for scale. Credit: Alun Hubbard
A time-lapse camera setup above the front of Store Glacier. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Uummannaq town with Uummannaq Mountain in the background. Credit: Sam Doyle
Sunset over the ocean. Credit: Sam Doyle
Searching for GPS stations in the helicopter. Credit: Sam Doyle
Nolwenn sailing through icebergs in front of Rink Glacier. Credit: Henry Patton
Gambo. Credit: Alun Hubbard
Alun Hubbard
Alun Hubbard on the front of Store Glacier retrieving GPS data.
Gambo sailing to Rink Glacier. Credit: Sam Doyle
Gambo in front of Lille Glacier. Credit: Alun Hubbard

Calving event at Lille Glacier [5.9mb; 1m1s]

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SV Gambo is a dedicated research vessel belonging to Alun Hubbard that has sailed all over the world in the name of science and exploration, visiting far-flung places such as Antarctica, South Georgia, the Pacific, New Zealand, Argentina, etc. In recent years she has supported a range of projects in West Greenland examining in more detail the interactions between ice and ocean.

Gambo in Antarctica Credit: Colin Souness
Gambo crew in Antarctica Credit: Tim Hall
Gambo in Paradise Bay, Antarctica. Credit: Tim Hall
Gambo iced up Credit: Alun Hubbard
Gambo in Antarctica Credit: Peter Lane Taylor
Gambo in Antarctica. Credit: Peter Lane Taylor
Gambo's deck Credit: Peter Lane Taylor
Gambo in Paradise Bay. Credit: Tim Hall

2010

For the 2010 field season, captain Nolwenn Chauché brought Gambo from its winter resting place in Portland, Maine to West Greenland. The journey and subsequent summer fieldwork were documented by first mate Max Deneuville on his video blogging website.

The video (left) summarises some of the work carried out during this time at Rink and Store Glaciers.

Summary of SV Gambo's involvement with research carried out in the Uummannaq region, 2010 [87.2mb, 12m22s]

Gambo being sailed from Nova Scotia to West Greenland. Credit: Colin Souness
Nolwenn Chauché at the helm. Credit: Colin Souness
Making bread in Gambo Credit: Henry Patton
Carrying out CTD dips in front of Rink Glacier Credit: Henry Patton
View from Gambo's bow. Credit: Sam Doyle
Sunset over the North Atlantic. Credit: Colin Souness




2009

Sailing from Uummannaq to Store Glacier [15.4mb; 2m10s] Credit: Sam Doyle and Alun Hubbard.

Gambo being lowered into the water before sailing to Greenland. Credit: Sean Mackay
Steering Gambo north towards Greenland Credit: Sean Mackay
Gambo's deck from the main mast Credit: Sean Mackay
Climbers being dropped off onshore. Credit: Sam Doyle