Land Mission for Arctic Experiments and Search Mission Radio Support

Cause Areas


Mon Aug 13, 2018 - Wed Aug 29, 2018


Ny AlesundNy Alesund, SJ


Dear Participant,

Thanks for your interest in the World Arctic Fund's 2018 Land Radio and Research Mission (LRRM), which will occur for two weeks in August 2018.

Mission Starts: August in Longyearbyen
Mission Ends: August in Longyearbyen
Location for two weeks close to Ny-Alesund, in Svalbard

This mission will occur on land where volunteers and researchers conduct experiments in the area near Ny-Alesund in Svalbard for approximately two weeks time. During that period, volunteers will assist will create and maintain a campsite, while conducting scientific research experiments and supporting the boat crew that is participating in the AISE (Airship Italia Search Expedition.) The boat crew will transmit radio messages to the land crew, who will then broadcast them to radio receivers around the world, giving them almost-live feedback about the status of the search expedition, which is focussed on finding the remains of the airship known as Italia, which was lost near the North Pole in a tragic accident in 1928. 90 years after the tragedy, the World Arctic Fund hopes to find the airship remains and give the world play-by-play details while doing so. You can be a part of this as history is made - by revisiting and rediscovering history. Plus - you can help to research microplastics, pollution and climate change.


  • Fundraising
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Search & Rescue
  • Environmental Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Supply Chain

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • 2 to 3 weeks

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