A new Abisko (this time a single day) fieldwork campaign has been developed by GAS on September 26 in the Laktajakka Valley. This time the expedition was composed by 3 GAS members: Thasshwin Mathanlal, Shaktiman Singh and Juan Antonio Ramirez-Luque.
The main goals of the campaign were:
The Research Hut in Kärkevagge has been generously given up by the Polar secretariat to GAS in a recently signed agreement. It will be used by GAS to study geomorphology, hydrology, and meteorology in the valley, to develop Earth- and Mars-related research activities. The S3ME2 station will be deployed in the Kärkevagge research hut to provide environmental real-term data.
The campaign is also part of the international collaboration of GAS with the University of Okayama at Misasa, Japan, where the water and soil samples will be analyzed.