National Geographic Partnership

by Erin

Sound of Ice is funded by National Geographic Society. 

While National Science Foundation has been funding core research in this fjord for the last several years. This particular expedition includes a special, slightly risky, super exciting component that is funded by the National Geographic Society. We are combining Erin's work in acoustics and Jonathan's ability to make measurements with an unmanned boat to push the boundaries of science by using Jonathan's boat ROSE to actualy deploy a mooring that has hydrophone sensors on it to "listen" to the glacier, right up at the base of the ice cliffs - closer than anyone has before.   In a tribute to National Geographic's support of this project, we thought it fitting to design our mooring deployment "raft" as the classic NGS rectangle. We will add photos showing ROSE in action here soon!