IKKA News – November 2021
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IKKA News – November 2021

There are several news items from the Ikka Project this week:

  • Great news from Erik! He received funding from Carl Tryggers Stiftelse in Sweden for our IKKA expedition 2021. This is most welcome funding as the expedition became much more expensive than planned due to corona and bad weather, which affected the travel costs immensely. Thank you to Carl Tryggers Stiftelse for this much needed funding!
  • Richard Gyllencreutz presented his exciting results from this summer’s expedition at the Bolin Days at Stockholm University. His work focused on the sediment cover in Ikka Fjord, SW Greenland, which is relevant for the ikaite columns and where they can grow. Richard had a poster and a 2-min PICO-presentation, i.e., 2 minutes to explain about his research:
  • We welcome MSc student Lotta Hanzelmann from RWTH Aachen University in Germany onboard the IKKA project! She will be working on “REE mobility during late-stage hydrothermal alteration in the siderite carbonatites of the 1.3 Ga Grønnedal-Íka alkaline complex, Southwest Greenland”. Her supervisors are Professor Thomas Wagner at RWTH Aachen University, Gabrielle Stockmann and Eemu Ranta from the University of Iceland.
  • The MSc thesis of Sigríður María Aðalsteinsdóttir, who finished her MSc project “The Low-Temperature Weathering of the Grønnedal-Íka Carbonatite-Alkaline Silicate Igneous Complex in Southwest Greenland” in September this year, can be downloaded here.
Photo: Richard Gyllencreutz (to the right) presenting his sub-bottom profiler data at the Bolin Days 2021, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University
Photo: Richard Gyllencreutz’ poster at the Bolin Days 2021.