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20th of September – Presentation ! | 20 Settembre – Presentazione ufficiale | 20. September – Offizielle Vorstellung

On 20 September 2011, the Ortler project was officially presented at two separate events.

The project was firstly presented during a press conference, chaired by Luis Durwalder, President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen.

A short scientific conference was also held at EURAC, where the scientific and logistical representatives of the research project presented the work they will be carrying out over the coming days, when they will extract an ice core from the summit glacier of the Ortler. The ice core will be examined in order to obtain paleoclimatic information. (Picture gallery of the EURAC presentation)

 

22nd of September – The Campus | 22 Settembre – Campus di glaciologia | 22. September – Das Glaziologiecamp

Twenty high school students from the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen (ten Italian and ten German-speaking) together with their accompanying teachers have started the Glaciology camp at the Hotel Franzenshöhe, which is located on the way to the Stelvio pass  (See the Glaciology camp Programme). In the coming five days they will meet experts, researchers, glaciologists and guides from the Stelvio National Park. The main goal will be to better understand the research aspects of the Ortler project and the surrounding environment.

Yesterday the researchers implemented various preparatory activities while waiting to be transported by helicopter to the glacier in the coming days. There, the researchers will set up a remote camp where they will stay for the following 30 days in order to work on the delicate task of extracting an ice core from the glacier. Even during this delicate phase, the entire research team has proven to be very helpful, explaining to the students every single aspect of their work and presenting some similar research that took them, during their careers, to several glaciers in various parts of the globe, from Antarctica to New Guinea. See the picture gallery of the first day of the camp.
Tomorrow (23 September), the research team and all the material should be taken to the glacier at 3,950 meters by helicopter.

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We are publishing our first post about the Ortler project in our blog today. It won’t be an ordinary blog, but a kind of photographic description explaining the project’s evolution and in particular the extraction of the ice core from the summit glacier of the Ortler.

We would like to dedicate this first post to Roberto Filippi. Roberto, you will always remain among us!