Adventurers Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm, founders of Hearts in the Ice, return to Svalbard, Norway, for a second overwintering to build on their citizen science work Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm take a drone selfie of their camp at Bamsebu in Svalbard, Norway. (Photo: Hearts in the Ice) Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home due to COVID-19, but could you imagine enduring a whole winter in a remote cabin in the High Arctic, with only one other person for company? Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm spent more than nine months doing just that, and this week, they will return for round two. Sorby and Fålun Strøm founded the Hearts in the Ice project as a way to create dialogue and raise awareness about climate change in polar regions. They are returning to Bamsebu, a cabin located on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, about 78 degrees north of the Arctic Circle, to continue their citizen science work and collect data for climate change research. They plan to stay at Bamsebu until May 2021. Over the course of their original stay, they engaged with thousands of students on various topics, such […]

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