Tracking an Iceberg!

  • October 19, 2016

In association with the Greenland government and Formula E, the University of Southampton are helping to raise awareness for the need for action towards combatting climate change. 2016 has been on track to be the hottest year on record, quickly approaching 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures which was the agreed limit to allow warming this century. 

To track an iceberg, the team at the University of Southampton have attached a YB3i tracker to an iceberg from the area of Kitak on the east coast of Greenland. It steadily tracked south, getting caught up in two bays where it looked like it wouldn’t leave. Since then it seems the conditions have gotten the better of the berg and we are no longer receiving position reports from the tracker. 

To see the route taken by the iceberg click HERE. To learn more about the Univeristy of Southampton project click HERE and to see how Formula E are getting involeved to progress action towards climate change click HERE.

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