Cryo-mountain projet started really this September month with 3 Pyrenees glaciers sampled: Glacier d’Ossoue, Glacier du Taillon and Glacier de la Maladeta.
Supraglacial sediments were samples and in some glaciers, real cryoconites were sampled too. They will be analysed for bio, geo analyses to understand their development and the life of this microbiome.
CRYO-ARCTIC started too for us after the visit of Seb Roubinet. Snow and sea ice samples are now in the lab and will be processed soon. Unfortunately there was a lot of fresh snow during the Voie du Pôle expedition and thus it was almost impossible to get cryoconites.
The Voie du Pôle was training in Sweden to team and equipment before crossing the North Pole this summer. In collaboration with CRYO scientists, they tested snow sampling. During the Voie du Pôle expedition, the Voie du Pôle scientists will collect cryoconite from sea ice.
see this amazing video from our good friend A. Mansat taken during their trip in Sweden.
Blast from the Past is the project held by Sophia (now in Aarhus Univ.) and colleagues to understand the fate of trace metals such as Hg and Pb in aquatic environments. It is a twin project of TRAM project.